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Welcome Message from the Chair

  • September 28, 2021
  • Jaime Cardy

An introductory welcome to the 2021-2022 Season from the Privacy and Access to Information Law Section Chair, Jaime Cardy.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

Walmart Opposes Kanye West’s New Yeezy Logo

  • September 28, 2021
  • Alessia Monastero

Earlier this year, Walmart filed an opposition with the US Patent and Trademark Office against Kanye West’s new Yeezy logo. Yeezy LLC’s new trademark application consists of eight symmetrical dotted lines in the shape of a spark. Walmart argues that it will be damaged by the registration of Yeezy’s mark, which was filed in connection with music, clothing, retail store services, streaming of music services, record production, and hotel services. ⁠

Student Forum, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

A New Tool in the Copyright Toolkit: The Site-Blocking Order

  • September 28, 2021
  • Christopher Tsuji

Teksavvy Solutions v Bell Inc. provides a novel remedy for copyright owners to deal with copyright infringement: a site-blocking order. In TekSavvy, the Federal Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the Federal Court’s unprecedented interlocutory order that required several Canadian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to restrict access to several websites because of copyright infringement.

Student Forum, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law
Leadership is a Muscle, So Work It

Leadership is a Muscle, So Work It

  • September 28, 2021
  • Angela Ogang, Newsletter Editor, Young Lawyers Division (Central Region)

Leadership is a muscle that we are all born with, but it is one that requires regular exercise for maximum effect. Read on for a few tips on how to build that muscle in the early stages of your career.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division

Welcome Message from the Chair

  • September 22, 2021
  • J. Andrew Sprague

A Welcome Message from Andrew Sprague, the chair of the Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights (CCLHR) Law Section of the OBA. An insightful message which details his passion for the CCLHR, the goals of the CCLHR Executive Team and a detailed account of upcoming events and initiatives in the 2021-2022 season.

Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Student Forum

Get Involved: OBA Business Law Section Committees

  • September 21, 2021

Committee participation gives you a chance to play an important role in business law advocacy, education and legislative reform – all while building your profile and growing your network within this dynamic practice area.

Business Law, Student Forum

Message from your SOGIC Chair and Vice-Chair

  • September 20, 2021
  • Julie DeWolf and Gregory Ko

Julie DeWolf and Gregory Ko, SOGIC chair and vice-chair for 2021-2022, respectively, provide an update on the Section’s activities from last year and a preview of what they have in store this year.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, Student Forum
Exceptional Women of the Bench and Bar

Exceptional Women of the Bench and Bar

  • September 15, 2021
  • Christine Vanderschoot, principal, Vanderschoot Family Law

The “Exceptional Women of the Bench and Bar” webinar held on September 9, 2021 offered key insights from and networking and mentoring opportunities with leaders of the bench and bar. Christine Vanderschoot highlights some of the advice given to young lawyers, how the career paths of senior lawyers/judges changed over time, and tips for fostering sponsorship or mentoring relationships.

Family Law, Student Forum