Standard of Review For Appeals From The Trademarks Opposition Board in Canada
November 04, 2020
This article, originally published in the September/October 2020 issue of IP Litigator magazine, looks at the revised the standard of review for appeals from various administrative boards in Canada, including from the Trademarks Opposition Board. Read about it here.
Like most countries, Canada has a system in place that allows owners of certain intellectual property rights to ask Customs to detain goods at the border that may infringe those rights. This article discusses the details of Canada’s system of border enforcement.
A Concrete Reason to Consider Template Contracts: Patterned Concrete Mississauga Inc v Bomanite Toronto Ltd
A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada highlights the risks for companies adopting what appear to be "template" or industry standard documents. In such cases, care need to be taken to ensure that you are not infringing copyright.
A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada considered the scope of fair dealing in respect of the use of a copyrighted work in relation to criticism.