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A Win for Brand Owners Battling Look-alike Cannabis Products

Canada - August 17 2022 An encouraging development for rights holders fighting unauthorized use of their brands with cannabis products. In what appears to be one of the…

Siobhan Doody

"Making Available" Is Not an Independent Copyright in Canada

Canada - July 20 2022 The Supreme Court of Canada, in a decision of Justice Rowe, has affirmed that there is no separate compensable right for "making available" a work on…

Prudence Etkin

A score for "life plus 70": Canada now one step closer to extending the term of copyright

Canada - July 6 2022 On June 23, 2022, Royal Assent was granted to legislation that will extend the basic term of protection for copyright works in Canada under the…

François Larose

Ontario Superior Court Adopts “Carrot and Stick” Approach in Determining Appropriate Penalty for Contempt in Shava TV Case

Canada - May 30 2022 The last year has seen numerous contempt proceedings against defendants in copyright litigations. The Ontario Court's decision in Dish Network L.L.C…

Adam Aucoin, Bruna D.D. Kalinoski

Time to Pay the Piper? Third Year Anniversary of The First Canadian Trademark Registrations to Issue Without Use Quickly Approaching

Canada - May 20 2022 On June 17, 2022, it will be three years since the coming into force of major amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act, and, importantly, three years…

Janice M. Bereskin