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Preparing for Canada’s 150th Anniversary - What You Should Know About Using Canadian Symbols
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • September 16 2016

2017 will mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. The government of Canada has already started the countdown, and many businesses are


Paid Tastemakers and Influencers - There Are Rules
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • September 16 2016

Effective October 1, 2016, amendments to the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards (the “Code”) will come into effect, along with an Interpretation


Canada Sees Increase in Class Action Lawsuits For Misleading Claims
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • September 13 2016

Several recent cases suggest that the most likely group to take action against misleading advertising may no longer be regulators or competitors, but


Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Canada
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • September 6 2016

Sweeping amendments were made to the Trademarks Act two years ago, most of which will likely be implemented by 2018. These amendments will bring both benefits and challenges to applicants in all industries, and the pharmaceutical industry is no exception


Evolution of the Common General Knowledge: Humanized Antibody Claims Upheld at the Canadian Patent Appeal Board
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • August 26 2016

Applicants prevailed in the recent Commissioner’s Decision Re Chugai Seiyaku and Kabushiki Kaisha (CD 1398, hereinafter “Kaisha”) 1 from the Patent


Breaking Up is Hard to Do, but it's a Little Easier if You Make the Other Side Pay
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • July 28 2016

In Canada, it is difficult to get punitive damages for breach of contract. Awards are uncommon and the amount will usually be relatively small. A


Canadian copyright laws have been amended to make works more accessible to people with print disabilities
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • July 15 2016

In Canada, more than 800,000 people live with a visual impairment and approximately 3 million Canadians have an impairment related to comprehension


Set Top TV Boxes in the Eye of the Storm Over Copyright Claims
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • July 15 2016

The Internet has made pirated content widely available. But there has been a practical hurdle limiting the distribution of pirated content: the


Canada: Will new trademark regime raise the bar?
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • July 1 2016

The new Trademarks Act's registration requirements and provisions on distinctive marks look set to have a significant impact on how pharmaceutical


Mobilizing National Innovation Assets: Understanding the Role of Sovereign Patent Funds
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • June 27 2016

James Hinton has co-authored the report Mobilizing National Innovation Assets: Understanding the Role of Sovereign Patent Funds for The Centre for