IP Osgoode wishes you a Happy Holiday and a Creative New Year! We appreciate your interest and support over the past year and look forward to another successful year. We will slow down over the holiday period and, after a short break, return in January 2015. We look forward to your participation in all of […]
I am happy to announce a new addition to Osgoode Hall Law School’s curriculum - a course in legal information technology. This course is one of several new courses that are aimed at preparing students for a rapidly changing legal marketplace.
IP Osgoode Speaks Series featuring Justice Marshall Rothstein - Generalist Judges, Technical Expertise, and the Standard of Review
On November 24th, 2014, the IP Osgoode Speaks Series concluded a busy term with the visit of the Honourable Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein of the Supreme Court of Canada, to discuss the nexus between specialist technical expertise and the generalism of judges of courts of appeal, as well as comment on the peculiar direction for […]
Over the past year, the status of Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) was in flux and closely watched by privacy experts and practitioners across Canada. In November 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v United Food and Commercial Workers, 2013 SCC 62, rendered PIPA unconstitutional, and declared it […]
University fair use policies were dealt a blow in October when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit reversed the District Court ruling in Cambridge Press v Georgia State University (GSU).
IP Osgoode Speaks Series Video: The U.S. Supreme Court's Aereo decision and the U.S.' international obligation to implement the "making available right." - Are we there yet?
IP Osgoode would like to thank everyone who attended Professor Jane Ginsburg's lecture, titled “The U.S. Supreme Court's Aereo decision and the U.S.' international obligation to implement the 'making available right': Are we there yet?,” on October 6, 2014 at Osgoode Hall Law School. The video of the lecture is available here. You can read Professor Ginsburg's […]
It’s hardly surprising that politicians and members of the press often find themselves at odds with one another, as the two have a long history of conflicting priorities and mandates. Yet the two entities occupy complementary and at times oppositional roles in serving the public good. The recent debate surrounding leaked information about possible copyright […]
Considering the Combating Counterfeit Products Act: Who Should Ease the Burden of an Overburdened System?
Bill C-8 (the Combating Counterfeit Products Act, previously known as Bill C-56) passed third reading in the House of Commons on October 2, 2014, and is now before the Senate for further review. The Bill proposes a number of legislative changes to the Canadian IP regime. One of its main objectives is to create […]
Converse, a subsidiary of Nike, has recently filed 22 separate lawsuits against 31 retailers and shoe designers, claiming trademark infringement for the design of their classic “Converse All Stars” shoes. Defendants include giant retailers Kmart and Wal-Mart and designers such as Sketchers, Fila and H&M.