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Class action settlement agreement found to be ‘unfair’, ‘unreasonable’ and ‘not in the best interests of the class members’ Waldman v. Thomson Reuters Canada Limited, 2014 ONSC 1288
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 24 2014

In this certified class action, the Plaintiff, Lorne Waldman ("Waldman") brought a motion for approval of a settlement of a copyright infringement


Intellectual property weekly abstracts bulletin
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 22 2013

The Supreme Court has dismissed Eli Lilly of Canada Inc.’s leave on the issue, as summarized by the Court, as to whether the creation by the Federal


Class action for copyright in plans of survey remains certified on appeal
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 22 2015

A proposed class proceeding claims that land surveyors retain copyright in the plans of survey they prepare and register in Ontario’s Land Registry


Federal Court dismisses infringement action where acknowledged use covered by fair dealing
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2016

In this action, the Plaintiff ("Blacklock's") alleged that officials in the Department of Finance violated its copyright by obtaining, reading and


Copyright in house plans
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • December 23 2014

A couple, the Ecklunds, approached Oakcraft Homes, a custom home-builder. Based on their discussions, Oakcraft prepared a house plan and gave a copy


Low-cost procedures for effective copyright litigation
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • July 4 2013

Canada is home to very attractive options for those contemplating the initiation of copyright infringement proceedings. For example, the Canadian


Impact of amendments to the Copyright Act
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • July 3 2013

The following is a synopsis of a presentation given at BLG's Marketing Law News Flashes Conference held on February 28, 2013: Recent amendments to


I know you know, because I told you so: effective notice of infringement
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 23 2015

Copyright infringement is normally a factual question - it doesn't matter whether one intended to copy a substantial part of someone else's original


Balancing the budget and balancing copyright
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • April 23 2015

The Government of Canada's Budget Plan for 2015 proposes various measures within the expected areas of tax relief, job creation and economic growth


Copyright matters criticisms of the Copyright Board
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • March 18 2015

On February 5, 2015, the Copyright Board released, for public comment, a discussion paper prepared by an ad hoc working committee composed of legal