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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


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


Customs request for assistance regime for counterfeits, expanded definition for trademark infringement, and new criminal sanctions now in force
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • January 5 2015

The provisions relating to the customs "Request for Assistance" procedure in Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act, came into force on


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


Settlement without class: court rejects copyright class action settlement
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • April 24 2014

On February 19, 2014, the Ontario Superior Court released the decision of Justice Perell in Waldman v Thomson Reuters Canada Limited, in which he


Motion to stay pending addition of copyright owners to action dismissed
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • September 18 2013

The Defendants brought a motion to stay the portion of the action commenced in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice addressing claims under the


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


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


Supreme Court hears arguments for royalty payments for ephemeral copies
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 18 2015

The Supreme Court heard the arguments in CBCSRC v. SODRAC 2003 Inc. on March 16th, an appeal from 2014 FCA 84. The Supreme Court summarized the case


Canada takes the battle on counterfeits to its borders
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • January 5 2015

Canadian developments on the anti-counterfeiting front came in fast at the close of 2014, ushering in a customs "Request for Assistance" procedure -