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Five Easy New Year’s IP Resolutions for Start-up Companies
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • January 5 2017

If your company is still relatively new to patenting, here are some tips for smoother sailing. 1. Tell your Patent Attorney Before the Rest of the


Canada: Procedural options for combating counterfeits in Canada
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • January 1 2017

Recent developments in Canadian law have provided brand owners with some promising new anti-counterfeiting tools. In particular, Canada has


New Rules for Marketing Health Products to Consumers in 2017 - Get Ready to Preclear Canadian Advertising for Medical Devices and Vaccines
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2016

Since 1997, Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) has been responsible for preclearing consumer directed advertising of non-prescription drugs. Since


Unwired Planet: Covered Business Methods And The Tangled Web of Serial Distortion
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 14 2016

On November 21, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit released its decision in Unwired Planet v. Google Inc. concerning the


Moose Knuckles Settles Misleading Advertising Case with $750,000 Charitable Donation
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • December 8 2016

On April 28, 2016, we first reported on the Competition Bureau’s legal proceedings against Canadian based parka manufacturer, Moose Knuckles


No Good, Just the Bad and the Ugly - Punitive Damages for Patent Infringement in Canada
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • December 5 2016

Punitive damages are the exception rather than the rule for patent infringers in Canada, even in the case of a defendant that knows it is most likely


Is Use of a Mark for Services Also Use on Goods Sold?
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • November 29 2016

Litigation results are never fully predictable. That point is brought home clearly by a recent decision of the Federal Court in Heather Ruth McDowell


Good, Better, Best: The Importance of Carefully Describing Goods and Services
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • November 23 2016

The recent decision of the Opposition Board in Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP v. Banks DIH Ltd highlights the importance of carefully describing


We Promise that it is Still Worthwhile to File Pharma Patents in Canada
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • November 10 2016

The “promise doctrine” is getting a lot of press in the pharma industry. We know that some big pharma companies are ticked off, for example, from Eli


Trademarks and Geographic Place Names CIPO Updates its Practice
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • November 9 2016

On November 9, 2016, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) issued a Practice Notice to clarify its position with respect to trademarks that