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Intellectual property due diligence in an investment context
  • Lavery de Billy LLP
  • Canada
  • September 1 2015

A due diligence analysis of intellectual property rights is an important step when acquiring or making a significant investment in a business. It is

Meta-morphosis: tag, you’re it: Federal Court decision gives no copyright or trademark protection to metatags
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • July 3 2015

The success of a business that operates online is, in large part, driven by how effective the business is in utilizing search engines, which drive

Two non-parties to a trademark and copyright decision are bound by the final injunction
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 27 2015

The Ontario Superior Court had previously issued an injunction to prevent the sale of candy snacks known as “Classic Sesame” because they were found

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
  • Canada, Australia
  • 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

No copyright and trade-mark rights in most metatags
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • March 12 2015

This case is the most recent in a small line of cases concerning the intellectual property implications, or lack thereof, in using website metatags

Tag, you’re it! or not
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • March 10 2015

In Red Label Vacations Inc v 411 Travel Buys Limited, 2015 FC 19, a recent decision delving into metatags, Justice Manson of the Federal Court

Federal Court finds meta tags do not infringe trademarks or copyright
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • March 9 2015

The recently released Federal Court decision Red Label Vacations Inc v 411 Travel Buys Limited, 2015 FC 19 contains one of the first detailed

New border enforcement measures kick-off the new year for IP rights holders under the Combatting Counterfeit Products Act
  • SIM. IP Practice
  • Canada
  • January 26 2015

Re-introduced into Parliament as Bill C-8 on October 28, 2013, the Combatting Counterfeit Products Act (the “CCPA”) received Royal Assent on December

Applicant avoids finding of copyright and trademark infringement, successful in having certification mark struck from the register
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 3 2014

The Applicant, the Denturist Group of Ontario (“DGO”) was seeking declaratory, injunctive and monetary relief against the Respondents (the Denturist

Battling the Dragons: would moral rights have made a difference in recent Dragons’ Den case?
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada
  • June 19 2014

On May 22, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") refused to grant leave to appeal to Quebec lawyer Marc Ribeiro and his company MHR Board Game