Intellectual property

SCC dismisses appeal of Ontario land surveyors over breach of copyright

SCC dismisses appeal of Ontario land surveyors over breach of copyright

Court also finds that Crown copyright provision — enacted in 1921 and never updated — should be referred back to Parliament

Top Intellectual Property and Labour and Employment Boutiques

Top Intellectual Property and Labour and Employment Boutiques

Voting is now open for the Top IP and Top Labour and Employment boutiques surveys

Copyright law: set for an overhaul?

Copyright law: set for an overhaul?

A look at the key recommendations of two recent House of Commons reports concerning Canadian copyright law

Strict edibles guidelines could bog down nascent industry, say lawyers

Strict edibles guidelines could bog down nascent industry, say lawyers

Though cannabis edibles, extracts, lotions, balms and oils will be legal Oct. 17, consumers will have to wait until December to taste them and, as expected, producers will have to work around strict guidelines, say lawyers in the cannabis sector.

Managing IP portfolio  takes co-operation

Managing IP portfolio takes co-operation

No matter how skilled or experienced an IP lawyer is, protecting a company’s IP portfolio is not a job that can be done independently.

Canada’s trademark changes mean higher fees, more complexities in filing

Canada’s trademark changes mean higher fees, more complexities in filing

As of Monday, June 17, brand owners filing trademark applications will be paying more, as the amended Trade-marks Act and the new Trademarks Regulations come into force.