Articles 2023

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USPTO’s Report on the Public’s Take on Trademark Law and Practice with the Emergence of AI – Part 1: Practical Implications

  • 03 novembre 2020
  • Anna Troshchynsky and Hashim Ghazi, Deeth Williams Wall LLP

The United States Patent and Trademark Office published its report entitled Public Views on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy addressing the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) technology across the intellectual property landscape. This two-part article focuses on the views expressed in the Report with respect to the impact of AI on trademark law and practice.

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Artificial Intelligence and Robots Regulation: The Boundaries Between Ethics, Trust, and Privacy

  • 03 novembre 2020
  • Caroline Szczuka

In today’s modern age robots are key players in both our professional and daily lives. We witness robots repairing oil pipes deep in the ocean, performing surgical procedures in hospitals, and undertaking household tasks such as vacuuming. Some cities have even restructured their public transportation and implemented driverless subway systems, while cars perform autonomous functions such as intelligent parking assistance.

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Message from the Chair

  • 24 septembre 2020
  • Jennifer Davidson

A message from the Chair of the OBA's Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section for the 2020-2021 term.

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Copyright Holders Intervene to Support Canadian Pirate Site Blocks in Court

  • 22 septembre 2020
  • Yonida Koukio

Representatives from the music, publishing, and sports industries intervene in TekSavvy's appeal from the decision of the Federal Court of Canada, which ordered certain ISPs in Canada to block access to pirate subscription streaming sites. This was the first decision in which Canadian courts ordered sites to be blocked for copyright infringement.

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The Battle over TikTok

  • 22 septembre 2020
  • Adil Abdulla

In August, President Donald Trump issued two executive orders targeting ByteDance Ltd, the parent company of TikTok Inc. This article discusses the events following the executive orders.

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Intellectual Property (IP) Best Practices in the Time of COVID-19

  • 16 juin 2020
  • Isi Caulder, Bereskin & Parr LLP

The global impact of COVID is spurring efforts to find solutions and innovative Canadian technology companies need to take stock of their intellectual property (IP), be aware of common pitfalls and take steps to proactively adopt some key best practices to survive and thrive.

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Focusing the Lens on Video Conferencing Platforms: Privacy and Cybersecurity Considerations for Legal Practice

  • 04 mai 2020
  • Jennifer Davidson and Alessia Monastero, Deeth Williams Wall LLP

Though the move to video conferencing may be essential to practicing law in the time of COVID-19, careful consideration should be paid to ensuring that ethical, professional, privacy and cybersecurity obligations have been met to protect clients.

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