Intellectual Property

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, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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 intellectual property litigator Kevin Fisher tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

'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 property lawyer John Simpson tells Canadian Lawyer . Read more

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 . Read more

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 lawyer Taras Kulish. Read more

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 explores Canada’s emerging cannabis sector. Read more

Traditional broadcasters squeezed between online pirates, new media

Traditional broadcasters are feeling the squeeze from both illegal piracy and legal over-the-top media services online, says Toronto intellectual property litigator Kevin Fisher. Read more

FCA ‘got it right’ in luggage trademark infringement case

The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) “got it right” in resolving the issue of trademark confusion in a case involving a Canadian luggage company and a Swiss firm, Toronto business lawyer Bill Northcote tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

FCA sets out right approach in luggage trademark confusion case

The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) set out the right approach to resolving the issue of trademark confusion in a recent case involving a Canadian luggage company and a Swiss firm, Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson tells The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

In a media-driven world, image has a price tag

Cocaine baron Pablo Escobar , boxing icon Muhammad Ali and film director Woody Allen seem like an incongruent group but there is a strong legal connection, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish. Read more

Copyright decision spells out 'fair dealing' for Canadian universities

A Federal Court decision that backs a copyright collective in its battle to collect royalties from an Ontario university cannot be ignored by Canadian post-secondary institutions, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Bill Northcote. Read more

Intoxicating IP part 1: microbreweries

In part 1 of our mini-series on IP issues for companies selling “sin” products Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson explores the burgeoning microbrewery industry. Read more

El Mocambo's iconic neon palms trapped in trademark dispute

The El Mocambo's iconic neon palm trees are locked in a trademark battle with an American company, says Toronto trademark and copyright lawyer Taras Kulish . See CityTV Read more

Decision an important precedent for gripe site operators, targets

Operators of gripe sites and their targets have an important new precedent for determining when criticism using someone else’s IP crosses the line to become infringement, Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson writes in The Lawyers Daily. Read more

Possession isn’t always 9/10ths of the law

A cross-border lawsuit against a Toronto gallery brought by the estate of a photographer over a collection of negatives casts a spotlight onto copyright law, says Toronto trademark and copyright lawyer Taras Kulish. Read more