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CASL confusion: what July 1 really signifies for marketers

Canada - June 20 2017 July 1, 2017 is not only Canada’s 150th Birthday -- it is also marks three years since Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has been in force. While…

Nothing to glOSS over: California court agrees to hear case on open source license enforcement

USA - June 13 2017 Using, developing, and distributing open source software (OSS) can help stimulate innovation, harness collective expertise, and promote interoperable…

Federal Court opines on precedential value of prior PM(NOC) proceedings and scope of experimental use exception to public disclosure

Canada - November 24 2016 The Federal Court’s decision inthe consolidated proceedings of Bayer Inc. v Cobalt Pharmaceuticals Company offers useful guidance as to the…

Is the sign outside your Quebec business an English-only trademark? Time to add some French

Canada - November 15 2016 Previously-announced amendments to the regulations under the Charter of the French Language (the Charter) regarding exterior signs and posters have…

CRTC gets frosted at Kellogg's over email violations

Canada - September 15 2016 In the fifth, and most recent, enforcement decision relating to compliance with Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation, the CRTC has announced that Kellogg…

Privacy Shield formally adopted by the European Commission

European Union, USA - July 18 2016 On July 12, 2016, the European Commission (Commission) formally adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield) by issuing its adequacy decision…

Changes in distribution models may affect trademark rights

Canada, USA - June 1 2016 In Canada, and most countries around the world, trademarks which are not being used in association with the goods and services with which the marks…

Signs with registered English only trademarks in Québec? Not a problem if you have sufficient and visible French somewhere close by

Canada - May 10 2016 On Wednesday May 4, 2016, the Québec Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister Responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French…

You can Google it: Supreme Court of Canada grants leave to appeal global injunction

Canada - March 10 2016 The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to hear an important case respecting the ability of Canadian courts to enjoin the behaviour of…

Cyber-attacks: why any business may be at risk and five possible ways to address the risks

Canada - March 8 2016 These are just some of the reasons why some companies do not think of themselves as at risk for a cyber-attack and are reluctant to address the full…