Intellectual Property Brief Fall 2009


In this issue of Intellectual Property Brief, Matt Thurlow comments on the punitive damage awards in recent copyright and trademark infringement cases. Then Dean Melamed discusses statutory amendments to aid IP licensees. Mark Mitchell comments on a case dealing with the Federal Court’s jurisdiction

regarding actions under the Industrial Design Act, while Yasin Bismilla fi nishes by discussing expiry of the fi rst patents issued under the 1989 amendments to the Canadian Patent Act,

colloquially referred to as the “New Act”.

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