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Reforming Canada’s Privacy Legislation: Does it Take a Pandemic?

  • February 27, 2021
  • Imtiaz Karamat

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Canadians to stay at home and rely on their devices for far more essential services than they did in the past. The increased demand for digital tools has boosted innovation, fast-tracking the creation of new technology to assist Canadians in different aspects of their daily lives. Unfortunately, Canada’s privacy laws have not undergone similar upgrades to be compatible with our current lifestyle.

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A COVID-19 Fast-track for Canadian Trademark Applications

A COVID-19 Fast-track for Canadian Trademark Applications

  • February 27, 2021
  • Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy and Aleksandar Kaludjerovic

Businesses seeking to protect brands for medical devices, protective equipment, medical services or medical research services relating to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment or cure of COVID-19 can now fast-track their Canadian trademark applications.

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Bill C-11 set to Overhaul Privacy Law in the Canadian Private Sector

Bill C-11 set to Overhaul Privacy Law in the Canadian Private Sector

  • February 27, 2021
  • Anastassia Trifonova

On November 17, 2020, the Minister of Innovation Science and Industry, introduced Bill C-11, also known as the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020. If passed, it would repeal parts of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and replace them with a new legislative regime governing the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information for commercial activity in Canada.

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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

  • November 03, 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

  • November 03, 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

  • September 24, 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

  • September 22, 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

  • September 22, 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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