Intellectual Property

Design students learn value of branding

Lawyers can help make the law more accessible to future generations by presenting to high school students, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 intellectual property lawyer John Simpson tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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

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

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 resolved, Toronto IP and charity lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 intellectual property, Toronto IP lawyer John Simpson writes in Canadian Lawyer . Read more

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 AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 there are a number of ways businesses can protect themselves against this practice, Toronto IP lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 lawyer John Simpson tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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 Taras Kulish. Read more

Fifth-annual Ukrainian Business Celebration 2018

The fifth-annual Ukrainian Business Celebration 2018 is coming to Mississauga on April 15. Read more

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 works, Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 lawyer John Simpson tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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 intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells MetroNews . Read more

'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 . Read more