The Vancouver Aquarium filed suit against documentary filmmakers for alleged copyright infringement and breach of contract regarding at least some
This case concerned an instructor (Mejia) who was terminated by his employer (LaSalle) for “professional unacceptable behaviour”. LaSalle claimed
A recent decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court, discussed widely for its application of internet and intellectual property law, also contains some legal implications that Canadian employers should be aware of.
Businesses commonly require their employees and independent contractors to sign agreements assigning ownership of all work product and related intellectual property rights to the business.
On September 2, 2011, the British Columbia Supreme Court issued a lengthy decision in which it upheld the enforceability of a browse wrap agreement (i.e. website terms and conditions for which formal acceptance is not required).
The BC Supreme Court’s decision in Century 21 Limited Partnership v Rogers Communications Inc., 2011 BCSC 1196, sounds like a law-school mooting problem, given the number of issues it covers.
On June 13, 2008, the Federal Court of Appeal, in Canada (Public Works and Government Services) v. Musqueam First Nation, 2008 FCA 214 (the “Sinclair Centre” case), set aside an order granting an injunction to restrain Canada from selling two downtown office properties in Vancouver (one of which is Sinclair Centre).