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- Copyright Law: A Brief History
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go” said the Cat. “So long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation. “Oh, you’re … Read more »
- Do you need advance permission to enter the USA?
As an immigration lawyer, I receive many telephone calls from people who have bought their plane tickets, got up at a “god awful” time in the morning to get to the airport to fly to the USA, and were turned away at the border. They are informed that they have a criminal infraction that bars them fro … Read more »
- Widow Denied Late Husband’s Sperm
Last week, a widow from British Columbia was denied access to her late husband’s sperm. The couple recently had their first child and were planning to have more when her husband died unexpectedly in October 2018 without a will. Hours after her husband’s death, the B.C. woman made a plea to the court … Read more »
- Trademark Basics: What is a Trademark?
Canadian trademark practice is evolving every year due to technological advancements in brand marketing and changes in the law itself, whether through legislative amendments to the Trademarks Act or as a result of new judicial interpretations. One recent example of change: the definition of what is … Read more »
- Supreme Court finds Crown owns Copyright in Land Surveys
It is not often that our Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) decides a copyright case. So, it’s always exciting to read their latest thoughts on the interpretation of the Copyright Act (“Act”). On September 26, 2019, the SCC published its unanimous decision in a case involving land surveyors in Ontario … Read more »