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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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Liability and Autonomous Cars

Liability and Autonomous Cars

  • September 16, 2020
  • Caroline Szczuka

While self-driving cars are an exciting advancement from a technological viewpoint, they raise questions around claim eligibility in the event of a car accident. There should also be clarity around who is accountable for vehicle failure, whether insurance companies can access the vehicle’s on-board technology to determine liability, and how costs will be shared in the event that software failure and human error both contributed to the crash.

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

  • June 16, 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

  • May 04, 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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