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Responding to Threats of Patent Infringement
By Steven Tanner, Kara Smyth and Timothy Ellam on April 25th, 2013

Patent disputes have proliferated in Alberta. As the economy has levelled-off in recent years, patentees have increasingly sought to enforce patents as part of their business strategy. Threats of patent infringement have proliferated and infringement actions have been filed in all Courts, particularly the Federal Court. Companies in the oil and gas sector must be …

ICANN’s Trademarks Clearinghouse Opens For Business
By Lisa Martz on April 25th, 2013

With the launch of the Trademarks Clearinghouse, brand owners can now stake their territory In the brave new world of expanded generic top level domain names (gTLD’s). The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit organization that manages and coordinates the system of domain names and IP addresses used on the internet ...

CRTC Reports on CASL Consultation
By Puneet Soni on April 16th, 2013

On February 25, 2013 the CRTC staff held an informal consultation with industry and consumer groups following the October 2012 release of CRTC’s guidelines regarding the interpretation of its CASL regulations (Consultation) (To read a more detailed analysis of the guidelines issued by the CRTC, see our related post on this topic). On April ...

Cour suprême : Interception de textos auprès d’un fournisseur de services de télécommunications
By Chloe Fleurant on April 11th, 2013

R. c. Société Telus Communications est un autre exemple jurisprudentiel intéressant de l’application du droit général à la protection contre les fouilles, les perquisitions et les saisies abusives garanti par l’article 8 de la Charte canadienne en fonction du progrès technologique. La Cour suprême a dû se prononcer sur la validité d’un mandat général obtenu...