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Government's IP strategy a boon to Canadian SMEs

The federal government’s Intellectual Property Strategy is a positive initiative for Canadian businesses — in particular, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Toronto ... Read more

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Trademark issues remain as cannabis legalization approaches

The federal government was right not to rush the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Fisher welcomes net neutrality vote

Net neutrality’s formal recognition by federal lawmakers is long overdue, Toronto intellectual property litigator  Kevin Fisher  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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League agrees to quit Humboldt Broncos trademark bid

It's good news that the faceoff between the Humboldt Broncos and the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) in the wake of the fatal bus tragedy is in the process of being ... Read more

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Securing weed-related brand names is game of 'hurry up and wait'

The rush to profit from the recreational cannabis industry in advance of legalization later this year has industry players in a hurry to stake claims to various forms of ... Read more

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Decisions provide ammunition to broadcasters fighting online piracy

Two recent Federal Court decisions are a boost for traditional broadcasters fighting online piracy, Toronto intellectual property litigator  Kevin Fisher  tells  ... Read more

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Protecting your brand against 'passing off'

Situations where an individual or company attempts to take the goodwill of a famous brand by ‘passing off’ can be harmful to a well-established reputation — but ... Read more

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Protect trademark interests ahead of legislative changes

Changes are coming to Canada's trademark laws and holders of proprietary titles should review their registered holdings with counsel, Toronto intellectual property ... Read more

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WIPO ADR services underused in Canada

The arbitration and mediation services offered by the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Association (WIPO) are underused by Canadian lawyers, says IP and charity lawyer ... Read more

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Fifth-annual Ukrainian Business Celebration 2018

The fifth-annual  Ukrainian Business Celebration 2018 is coming to Mississauga on April 15. Toronto charities and intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish will be on ... Read more

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Ruling addresses copyright infringement in the digital age

A recent Federal Court case recognized the ease in which digital works can be reproduced and awarded a photographer the maximum statutory damages for infringement of one of his ... Read more

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Best to file evidence no matter how strong your case is

Parties in trademark disputes should always put their best foot forward and file evidence to support their position no matter how confident they are, Toronto intellectual property ... Read more

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Enforcing taco trademark could become a 'marketing fail'

The well-known term ‘Taco Tuesday’ is merely descriptive and there could be an argument made that it should never have been registered as a trademark , Toronto ... Read more

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'Taco Tuesday' mark may not be distinctive enough to enforce

A trademark has to be “distinctive” of a single brand to be valid and enforceable, Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson tells MetroNews . A ... Read more

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Cast wide net when conducting incorporation name searches

Lawyers for entrepreneurs and start-ups looking to incorporate must look further than their client’s own backyard s to ensure the proposed name isn’t already taken, ... Read more

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Don’t confuse fighting online piracy, eroding net neutrality

Recent news that the country’s biggest media companies are creating a coalition to end net neutrality in the name of blocking piracy is conflating two issues, Toronto ... Read more

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'It’s a good time for boutiques': Simpson

Clients are becoming increasingly aware that small firms and boutiques provide the same quality of service as some of the larger, more traditional firms, Toronto intellectual ... Read more

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Strong branding best defence against imitators for unpatentable products

Strong branding is the best defence against copycat products when patenting isn’t an option, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer  John Simpson .  While it ... Read more

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Ukraine ripe for Canadian business expansion

Businesses seeking to expand into Europe should look at opportunities afforded by Canada's special relationship with Ukraine, says Toronto charities and intellectual property ... Read more

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Intoxicating IP part 2: cannabis

In Part 2 of the of our mini-series on IP issues for companies selling “sin” products Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson   ... Read more

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