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Canada’s new anti-counterfeiting provisions now fully in force and request for customs assistance system now available
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • January 6 2015

As recently reported, Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act, received Royal Assent and became law on December 9, 2014. New civil


Canadian Internet users to begin receiving Notices of Claimed Infringement from their ISPs
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • January 28 2015

The Copyright Modernization Act (the “CMA”), which amended Canada’s Copyright Act, received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012. However, the mandatory


A century of protection for recorded music, and 1.5 centuries for musical and other audio performances
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • May 8 2015

The Federal Government of Canada has moved quickly to introduce amendments to the Copyright Act to extend the term of copyright for sound recordings


Internet intermediaries and copyright owners take notice: Canada's Notice-and-Notice regime comes into force
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • January 2 2015

Canada's new Notice-and-Notice regime is now in force. New sections of the Copyright Act (the "Act") govern this regime which is of interest to the


Consent to the use of copyrighted material not required to be in writing
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 6 2015

The plaintiff sought partial summary judgment for an alleged breach of the Copyright Act. It related to the alleged use of copyrighted materials


Successful plaintiff’s appeal for more damages dismissed; plaintiff also forced to pay double costs due to defendant’s Rule 420 offer to settle
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • July 10 2014

Ms. Leuthold, a photo-journalist, owned the copyright in several images taken during the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11


New tool to fight counterfeiting customs recordation now available in Canada
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Canada, USA
  • February 27 2015

Many U.S. brand owners already work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to keep


Could Canada extend the copyright term for the music industry? We are talking to you performers and record labels...
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • April 22 2015

Budget announcements often contain news for the IP community, and yesterday's budget announcement was no different. In the announcement, the


The art of concealment: use of a competitor’s trade marks in metatags held not to amount to copyright or trade mark infringement in Canada
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, Canada
  • April 8 2015

The Federal Court of Canada recently handed down a decision which squarely examines whether the use of metatags can constitute copyright or trade


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