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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • 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

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

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

Jones v Corbis - walking down a red carpet and implied consent to uses of images

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 3 2011

When a celebrity (or anyone else) walks down a red carpet, what are they consenting to in terms of the use of their image?

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

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • 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

Creating contracts by email - "written" doesn't always mean "in writing"

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • November 14 2011

Two recent court decisions (one Canadian, one American) serve as useful reminders that binding contracts and assignments of rights can be created via exchanges of emails almost as easily as they can be created by "written" documents

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 7)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • February 28 2012

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance, and which aims to demonstrate that what might seem to a producer to be paranoia on the part of their lawyer is, in fact, well-founded

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (pt 2)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 16 2011

This post is one in an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance, and which aims to demonstrate that what might seem to a producer to be paranoia on the part of their lawyer is, in fact, well-founded

Turmel v CBC (Dragons' Den) - enforceability of depiction releases

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 12 2011

The Toronto Star is reporting that oral arguments in the appeal of the Turmel v CBC (Dragons' Den) decision are currently underway ("Brantford entrepreneur claims 'Dragons' defamed him"