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  • 50th Anniversary

    The Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal published a book celebrating the 50 years of the Courts. Following a book launch today, the Courts are hosting sessions later this year reflecting on key areas of jurisdiction: immigration, national security, and intellectual property. Read more »

  • Holiday

    The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th has been incorporated into the Federal Courts Rules definition of “holiday”. The Federal Court issued a notice reminding litigants to take this holiday into account when computing deadlines and that hearings are being rescheduled. The F … Read more »

  • Appointments

    Several appointments were made today, including: Justice Siobhan Monaghan of the Tax Court as a Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal; Prothonotary Mandy Aylen as a Judge of the Federal Court; Avvy Yao-Yao Go, Clinic Director at the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic in Toronto, a … Read more »

  • York University v. Access Copyright

    The Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision today in York University v Access Copyright. The Court agreed with the Federal Court of Appeal that the tariff is not enforceable against York University, saying that a user is entitled to obtain its rights through other means than a tariff, so if the … Read more »

  • Designated Establishments

    CIPO has announced that it is discontinuing the acceptance of correspondence at designated establishments at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) regional mailrooms as of August 16th. These are currently available in Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver. CIPO reco … Read more »