In this decision, Justice Southcott of the Federal Court (“FC”) confirms that official marks do not insulate the government from claims under the
This article highlights noteworthy Canadian copyright law decisions and developments from 2017.
Two recent copyright infringement disputes involved the rare intersection of intellectual property with real property...
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted the Defendants motion for summary judgment in respect of the Plaintiff’s claims of copyright
The Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a decision granting partial summary judgment to Nortel and dismissing SNMP Research's claim for disgorgement of
A class action brought by land surveyors against Teranet, the private sector company that manages Ontario's electronic land registry system, has been
The recent Federal Court of Canada decision in Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe (2014 FC 161) has already received considerable
In Waldman v. Thomson Reuters Corporation, 2012 ONSC 1138, the Ontario Superior Court granted certification to a class action for copyright infringement.
An Ontario lawyer successfully moved for certification of a class action alleging that the Carswell database search and retrieval service known as “Litigator” infringes the copyright of the authors of legal documents that have been filed in Canadian courts.
This was an application for approval of a settlement in a class action regarding copyright infringement by use of individual newspaper articles in computer databases, following the Supreme Court of Canada decision on the issues (2006) 52 CPR 4th 417 which held that such use was infringement.