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The Aereo Decision – Canadian Content?

Posted in Case Comments, Intellectual Property

The following post on the snIP/ITs blog may be of interest to readers of this blog: The Aereo Decision – Canadian Content? On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision in American Broadcasting Cos., Inc. et al v. Aereo, Inc. that Aereo’s Internet retransmission service infringes copyright. McCarthy Tétrault played a small… → Read More

This Week at the SCC (23/05/14)

A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Posted in This Week at the SCC

This week, the Supreme Court issued several rulings, and dismissed one application for leave to appeal, in cases likely to be of interest to Canadian businesses and professionals.

Infringing via the Unspoken: Marlboro Appeal Increases Scope of Confusion for Trade-marks Infringement

Posted in Administrative, Case Comments, Intellectual Property

In an eagerly anticipated decision, the Federal Court of Appeal has allowed in part Imperial Tobacco’s unique infringement lawsuit against Philip Morris in the Marlboro Canada Ltd. v. Philip Morris Products S.A. decision. This  lawsuit involved the first cigarette package in the world that bore no brand name, with the plaintiff claiming instead that the… → Read More