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Supreme Court in Robinson v Films Cinar Inc: protecting what lies between ideas and expression
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • February 20 2014

The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its long-awaited judgment in Robinson v Films Cinar Inc,2013 SCC 73, which deals with issues of

The holiday season's special gift - copyright considerations
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • December 4 2013

With the holiday season upon us, our clients may be interested to know there may be serious copyright implications to how they choose to celebrate

Four copyright registrations expunged where Respondent was not the author and owner of the works
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 24 2017

The Court granted Gemstone's application to expunge four copyright registrations and to amend one copyright registration to replace "Gemstone Travel

No Charges by ISP for Performing its Duties Under the Notice and Notice Regime
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • May 16 2017

Unlike many countries which provide an effective "notice and take down" remedy for copyright owners whose works are wrongly posted on Internet sites

Intellectual property weekly abstracts bulletin
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 8 2013

The governments of a number of provinces sought judicial review of a decision of the Copyright Board of Canada dismissing their objection that the

Entertainment law case: TV makeover show
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • May 9 2013

In Pelchat v. Zone 3 Inc., 2013 QCCS 78, a Quebec court decision has addressed the dichotomy between the idea for a TV show, and the "form and

Joint ownership in copyright ordered on basis of a memorandum assigning rights
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 10 2014

The applicant moved under subsection 57(4) of the Copyright Act to correct the name of the holder of three copyright certificates, by naming the

Decision granting request for case management of IP litigation upheld on appeal
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 10 2014

This was an appeal by the Defendants of the order of a Prothonotary granting the Plaintiffs’ request for special management of this action, an action

Counterfeiters beware Canada introduces new law to deal with counterfeit and pirated products
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • March 13 2013

On March 1, 2013, the Canadian Government introduced Bill C56, otherwise known as the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (the "CCP Act"). The Bill

An overview of Bill C-56: Combatting Counterfeit Products Act
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • March 8 2013

On March 1, 2013, Bill C-56 was introduced in the House of Commons. The majority of Bill C-56 is directed to amendments to the Copyright Act (CA) and