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Counterfeiters face stiff penalties in Canada

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 10 2014

The Office of the United States Trade Representative ("USTR") publishes a report every few years called the Special 301 Report. In the report, the

“I will not illegally download this movie” piracy win for Twentieth Century Fox

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 7 2014

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation ("Fox") brought an Application before the Federal Court for copyright and trade-mark infringement of its

Sound prediction applies to mechanical inventions

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 30 2013

The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) recently upheld the decision of the Trial Judge, holding that one claim of the patent at issue was valid and

Intellectual property weekly abstracts bulletin

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • August 19 2013

The Ontario Superior Court has refused to issue an injunction against the use of the registered trade-mark “mint smoothie” for a chocolate confection

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 9)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • October 30 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

Federal Court holds that intellectual property rights do not automatically transfer in an asset sale

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 8 2012

The Federal Court Trial Division recently held that intellectual property rights do not automatically transfer in an asset sale

Summary trials of IP cases gaining traction in the Federal Court of Canada

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 23 2011

On December 10, 2009, rules 213-219 of the Federal Courts Rules (the Rules) were amended to introduce summary trials as a new tool for disposition of cases prior to a full-blown trial

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 8 2011

As has been mentioned on this blog numerous times, the "clearance" process for obtaining "errors and omissions" (E&O) insurance for film and TV projects can sometimes be an arduous, frustrating process for both producers and their lawyers

Landmark counterfeiting case awards Louis Vuitton and Burberry $2.5 million in damages: Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Singga Enterprises (Canada) Inc

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 28 2011

A recent landmark decision by the Federal Court awarded luxury brands Louis Vuitton and Burberry $2.48 million, the highest amount of damages awarded in a Canadian anti-counterfeiting case

Knockout blow to knockoffs

  • McMillan LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 20 2011

In Louis Vuitton and Burberry v Singga Enterprises, the Federal Court has delivered a stern warning to those engaging in counterfeiting luxury goods in Canada by awarding an aggregate of $1.98 million in damages for trade-mark and copyright infringement and a further $0.5 million in punitive damages