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Privilege for IP Advisors in Canada

It’s budget time… therefore, time for changes to Canada’s IP laws! No, there is no logical connection between the two, but that seems to be how the government functions these days (the last budget brought in major changes to…more
| Intellectual Property

"Full and final settlement of any and all claims" – not so, says the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal

The Alberta Human Rights Tribunal (“Tribunal”) released a decision this month that considered whether the terms of a Release Agreement constituted a valid and enforceable settlement of an employee’s allegations of human rights…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Texas Justice Provides an Evidence Solution

Have you ever been in a situation where you have reliable information that an organization has infringed your intellectual property rights, but you do not have actual “evidence” in-hand? This article discusses a procedure under…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Competing After Employment (Part 1)

A key employee departs. The employer, worried that confidential information has leaked out of the company, scrambles to respond. After a frenzied period of preparation, the employer starts a lawsuit and seeks an injunction…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Amendments to Canadian Intellectual Property Laws by 2017

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has indicated that the amendments to the Trade-marks Regulations (and in particular the accession to international trademark treaties), the amendments to the Industrial Design…more
| Intellectual Property

Online Infringement & Norwich Orders: Best Practices

When a copyright owner suspects online infringement, but lacks evidence of the identity of the alleged infringers, it can seek an order to disclose those details. Canadian law is clear that “A court order is required in every…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Drilling Down: Oil Prices and Innovation

Some economists have recently predicted that it not be until the third fiscal quarter 2015 that oil prices may begin to stabilize (for example, see ATB Financial’s Alberta Economic Outlook Q2 2015, published March 31, 2015). …more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Copyright in Survey Plans

As a follow-up to our earlier post about Copyright in House Plans, an class action case is proceeding in Ontario on the subject of ownership of copyright in survey plans. In the course of their work, land surveyors in Ontario…more
| Civil Procedure, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Intellectual Property

Recent Developments in the Canadian Law of Contract

In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered two decisions relating to the law of contract. Parties doing business in Canada should be aware of these decisions because they have significantly changed how contracts are to be…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

"Employed" in Name Only – An Employer’s Duty to Provide Work

Will an employment contract be fundamentally changed if the employer stops assigning work? This was the question tackled by the Alberta Court of Appeal in its recent decision in Bonsma v Tesco Corporation, 2013 ABCA 367. The…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Are Restrictive Covenants in Sale Agreements Enforceable?

The Supreme Court of Canada recently addressed the issue of the enforceability of restrictive covenants where the purchaser of a business offered employment to the business’s previous owners (Payette v Guay Inc. 2013 SCC 45). …more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

What Happens When a Franchise Agreement Ends, Part Two: Cancellation

In some cases, a franchise relationship ends after many years of business. At the point of termination, the parties must wrestle with a number of issues, including customers, inventory, and (as we reviewed in Part 1) the impact…more
| Business Organizations, Franchise Law

The Use of Internal Experts in Canadian Litigation

Who better to provide expert evidence on a product than a client’s own engineer or designer who has spent years working with the product? Often, in a product liability case, the individual with the best knowledge about an…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability

Enforcing Keyboard Patents (BlackBerry v. Typo)

A year ago, BlackBerry sued Typo Products LLC for patent infringement, based on the design of a snap-on keyboard. Typo’s physical keyboard was designed to attach to an iPhone, in order to mimic a BlackBerry-style QWERTY…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Essential Services and Essential Rights: Saskatchewan Federation of Labour and the New Constitutional Right to Strike

In Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4, the Supreme Court of Canada held that the right to strike is protected under the right to freedom of association, guaranteed by s. 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
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