Uber Data Breach Affecting 815,000 Canadians, Investiga …

January 3rd, 2018

As much of the world has heard, Uber has had a data breach that affected people worldwide. Now, after several demands from a number of levels of  Canadian governments, Uber finally disclosed that 815,000 Canadians were affected by this breach, resulting in the Canadian Privacy Commissioner opening a formal investigation into the breach. Uber has […]


Monkey Sues Human Over ‘Selfies’ Taken In 2011

July 21st, 2017

By: Nicolas Di Nardo It’s 2017 and apparently, every year that goes by brings something new that we never thought we’d ever see possible. Now, animals seem to be able to sue humans over anything they please. Back in 2011, a British photographer by the name of David Slater gave a crested black macaque his […]


Lululemon sues Under Armour Over a $52 Sports Bra

July 19th, 2017

By: Nicolas Di Nardo Two of the biggest athletic apparel companies are about to go to war, this time, in court and over a sports bra. Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU), a Vancouver-based athletic apparel company is suing rival, Under Armour (NYSE: UAA) for copying a sports bra design. The bra in question is Lulu’s Energy […]


Dog-eat-Downward Dog: US Appeals Court Rules that Yogi …

December 2nd, 2015

In a decision released early October, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that Bikram Choudhury, the celebrity yogi who popularized an eponymous form of yoga in the United States, could not copyright a sequence of 26 yoga poses. The case, Bikram’s Yoga College v Evolation Yoga, started as a dispute between the guru […]


Quebec Company fined $1.1 million under Canada’s Anti …

March 12th, 2015

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) went into effect on July 1, 2014.  CASL regulates the distribution of commercial electronic messages, and with some limited exceptions, requires consent before sending commercial electronic communications, including emails, newsletter, publications, and even text messages. While there was a big push in the Canadian business community to become CASL compliant prior […]


English-only Trademarks in Quebec OK: Quebec Superior C …

June 26th, 2014

Ira Marcovitch, Summer Law Student Perhaps it’s a sign of a sign of the decline of linguistic nationalism in Quebec, or perhaps a common sense interpretation of Quebec’s ever-contentious language signage policy after a recent rebuke of sovereigntists at the ballot box. Either way, one is sure that Rene Levesque has accomplished at least two […]

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