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 […]

 

New Amendments Coming to Intellectual Property Legislat …

May 21st, 2015

Bill C-59, entitled An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures, was introduced to Parliament on May 7, 2015 to implement portions of the budget. The proposed changes include amendments to all intellectual property legislation in Canada.  Some highlights of these changes are: Copyright […]

 

Federal Court finds use of Metatags does not infringe T …

March 30th, 2015

In a recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada (Red Label Vacations Inc v 411 Travel Buys Limited, 2015 FC 19), it was held that use of another party’s trademark as a meta tag keyword did not infringe on that other party’s trademark, nor did it constitute copyright infringement.  The issue at hand was […]

 

Canada Begins Combating Counterfeit Products with New L …

January 8th, 2015

Bill C-8, a.k.a. the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (the “CCPA“), received Royal Assent on December 9, 2014 and is now law.  The CCPA amends the Copyright Act and the Trademarks Act to add new civil and criminal remedies and new border measures in both Acts, in order to strengthen the enforcement of copyright and trademark […]

 

Canada’s Trade-marks Act Goes International, Causes C …

July 3rd, 2014

and Ivan Merrow, Summer Law Student The federal government changed Canada’s intellectual property landscape by giving royal assent to Bill C-31 this past June 19, 2014. The bill creates major changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act, the least of which is likely the removal of the statute’s hyphen to shorten its name to the Trademarks […]

 

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 […]

 

Copyright Law and 3D Printing: with Great Opportunity c …

May 21st, 2014

Imagine the ability to play music on a guitar that was created from a 3D printer or being able to print your own new pair of high heels. Imagine being able to capture these moments with your camera lens that you also made from your 3D printer. 3D printing could be the next big thing. […]

 
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