Articles 2023


Copyright Board Practice Update

  • November 23, 2018
  • Casey Chisick, Eric Mayzel and Jessica Zagar of Cassels Brock

Bill C-86 proposes amendments to the Copyright Act to facilitate streamlined hearings and timely decision-making. The authors highlight key aspects of the proposed reform in this timely article.

Student Forum, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Why Trademarks are Key to the Federal IP Strategy

  • September 05, 2018
  • John Simpson, Shift Law

This article discusses the importance of trademarks in the Federal government’s new IP Strategy. While patents are the primary focus, far more Canadian small businesses own valuable trademarks than own rights in patentable inventions. Helping small businesses to identify, protect and enforce rights in their trademarks will be key to the IP Strategy’s success.

Student Forum, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property in the Age of Social Media

  • September 05, 2018
  • Daniel Daniele, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

This article explores the exciting new age of social media and the implications for intellectual property rights. Social media presents great opportunities for individuals and corporations but must be managed appropriately in order to minimize the legal risks surrounding its use.

Student Forum, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

How Smart is Your Contract? Legal Considerations Around Smart Contracts

  • May 10, 2018
  • Imran Ahmad

Blockchain technology and smart contracts have the potential to positively transform financial markets and the business of banking. While the associated benefits are promising, the application of blockchain technology to smart contracts brings with it important technical and legal issues.

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Student Forum

Google Inc.’s Fight Against a Worldwide Injunction on Search Results Continues

  • April 20, 2018
  • Sabrina Salituro and Paul Lomic are lawyers at Lomic Law

The Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision in Google Inc v Equustek Solutions Inc upheld an interlocutory injunction against Google, a non-party, to globally de-index the websites of the defendant that is infringing the plaintiff's intellectual property. Although Google obtained a judgment from a US court declaring that the decision was not enforceable in the US, it was unsuccessful in having the original injunction overturned in Canada on the basis of the US judgment.

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Student Forum, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Claiming Damages for Copyright Infringement: Andrew Collett v Northland Art Company Canada Inc. and Bremner Fine Art Incorporated

  • April 12, 2018
  • Jennie Yum

In the Federal Court’s recent decision of Andrew Collett v Northland Art Company Canada Inc and Bremner Fine Art Incorporated, 2018 FC 269, Justice Gleeson addressed the plaintiff’s claims for damages for infringement of copyright and moral rights, including statutory and punitive damages. This article summarizes the Court’s consideration of these damages.

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law


  • April 08, 2018
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Topics covered this week included franchise law and rescission, liability for wrongful patent enforcement, the duty to defend in the MVA context, family law (custody and access and breach of court orders), securities class actions, and mortgage enforcement. John Polyzogopoulos

Civil Litigation, Family Law, Franchise Law and 4 more..., Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Insurance Law, International Law, Real Property Law

Sweet Justice for IP Rights Holder: Agreement not in Restraint of Trade

  • April 03, 2018
  • Paul-Erik Veel & Andrew Skodyn

The intersection of intellectual property law and competition law is an area that gains greater significance with each passing year. Much of the focus in this area recently has been on the appropriate scope of action to take by regulators. Also important, but attracting less attention, is the application of common law doctrines against contracts in restraint of trade to agreements that are based on the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Civil Litigation, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Three Technological Stories Worth Keeping an Eye On

  • April 03, 2018
  • Jonathan Miller, SHIBLEY RIGHTON LLP

Technology is everywhere and is changing how we communicate and carry on our daily lives. This article highlights three technology issues that are changing the legal landscape.

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Young Lawyers' Division