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Edmonton, AB T5J 3G1 , Canada

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Online Terms - What Works, What Doesn’t

The online fine print - those terms and conditions that you agree to when you buy something online - it really does matter where those terms are placed in the checkout process. A recent US case illustrates this point. In…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Copyright Litigation and the Risk of Double Costs

An American photojournalist, Ms. Leuthold, was on the scene in New York City on September 11, 2001. She licensed a number of still photographs to the CBC for use in a documentary about the 9/11 attacks. The photos were included…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Court Orders Google to Remove Site from Worldwide Search Results

In a recent decision by the British Columbia courts (Equustek Solutions Inc. v Jack , 2014 BCSC 1063), Google has been ordered to de-index a website selling goods that were the subject of intellectual property (IP) infringement…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Intellectual Property

An American Attorney in Canada (Part 2: Anti-Spam)

If you are an American attorney with US clients doing business in Canada, then you should be aware of a few things, like our lack of imaginative legislative acronyms, such as the CAN-SPAM Act (from Controlling the Assault of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court of Canada on Internet Privacy

The Supreme Court puts it mildly in its opening line: “The Internet raises a host of new and challenging questions about privacy.” One of those questions is whether an IP address can be considered personal information. An…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Transitional Period & Implied Consent Under CASL

If the term “CASL compliance” is giving you a nervous twitch, you’re not alone. Many small and medium-sized businesses in Canada are scrambling to prepare for Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), whose official title says it all -…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

An American Attorney in Canada (Part 1: Copyright)

Okay, so maybe it’s neither as romantic as Gershwin’s “An American in Paris“, nor as historical as Mark Twain’s “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” but many US lawyers do find themselves facing legal issues in Canada…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Intellectual Asset Management Best Practices – Part 1

Does your organization have “intellectual assets”? Regardless of what your organization does – whether it is a service-based business, or in the manufacturing sector, whether it is driven by cloud-based software or…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Innovation in Canada

A recent survey of the top patent producing corporations in Canada shows a few interesting trends: - Despite its fall from grace over the past 4 or 5 years, BlackBerry remains among the top innovators in the country…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

A “Right to be Forgotten” in Canada?

A recent EU decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has generated a lot of press since it involves a high profile company - Google - and a tantalizing concept of a “right to be forgotten”. The story stems…more
| Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Industrial Design as a Competitive Tool

Industrial design law in Canada protects the visual features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation which are applied to a product. Functional elements are not protected. …more
| Intellectual Property

Update on Anti-Patent-Troll Laws

Yesterday draft “anti-patent-troll” legislation was put forward in Washington. This is part of a ground swell of opposition to illegitimate patent demand letters from so-called patent assertion entities (PAEs), or “patent…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Elections & Politics, Consumer Protection, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

API Copyright Update: Oracle wins this round

The basic question “are APIs eligible for copyright protection?” has consumed much analysis (and legal fees) during the lawsuit between Oracle and Google, which started in 2010. The basic premise of Oracle’s complaint…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Use of ADR in Technology Transactions

A recent WIPO Survey assessed the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) clauses in various technology transactions, and the results make for interesting reading for anyone who is in the business of negotiating technology…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Are you a Canadian business running an #onlinecontest?

Social media is not just a marketing novelty - it has become the essential tool for running a promotional contest. Have a look at any big brand contest and you’re hard pressed to find one without a social media component. Many…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade
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