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Title dispute - similar or identical titles for film and TV projects

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 17 2010

A suitable name for an entertainment project can be critical to its success and can even enhance the aesthetic effect of the overall work

Faulkner v Sony a dying past, or a glass half full

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • October 22 2013

Almost a year ago, we noted (You're Getting Sued for What? An E&O Odyssey (Pt 9)) that the owners of the late author William Faulkner's

Damage awards in internet defamation cases

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • November 28 2010

Matthew Nied has written a very interesting and well-researched article (published by the Alberta Law Review Supplement) (hat tip: slaw) calling for a reassessment of how Canadian courts treat damage awards for online defamation:"Damage Awards in Internet Defamation Cases: Reassessing Assumptions About the Credibility of Online Speech"

2011 top Canadian entertainment and media law stories

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 28 2011

2011 is not yet over, but in proud maintenance of our tradition, we offer our humble thoughts on this year's most noteworthy Canadian entertainment and media law stories (a special shout-out to my partner Stephen Zolf for his co-authorship of this list

ASCAP, SOCAN, public performances and telecommunications

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

The US Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision in US v ASCAP (sometimes referred to as ASCAP v RealNetworks) has generated a surprising amount of commentary - particularly from practitioners and academics outside of the United States

Bratz and Baby Buddies - clarifying the ideaexpression dichotomy

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 10 2010

The ideaexpression dichotomy is fundamental to copyright law, and can be stated with relative ease

Baglow v Smith: appeal court sets aside summary judgment and orders trial

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 14 2012

A further development in what could become a precedent-setting case involving online political discourse and blogs: the Ontario Court of Appeal has set aside the order of summary judgment in Baglow v Smith and has directed the action to proceed to trial

Depicting trade-marks in artistic works: University of Alabama vs New Life Art

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • July 3 2012

Although a decision from the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has limited precedential value in Canadian courts, the decision in University of Alabama vs New Life Art, Inc. (filed June 11, 2012) (hat tip: Hollywood, Esq.) is useful for Canadian entertainment lawyers because it indicates the analytical framework which courts use in assessing whether infringement has occurred when a trade-mark is incorporated into an artistic work

Cinar v Robinson the Supreme Court talks entertainment law

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 30 2013

Claude Robinson's long legal march is over. On December 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its unanimous decision in Cinar Corporation

Hernandez gets boo-urned in Federal Court statutory damages for copyright infringement

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 16 2014

As my colleague Monique Ashamalla pointed out over at our sister blog, IP Advocate, the Federal Court of Canada recently handed down a judgment of