On January 19, 2018, IP Osgoode and the Windsor Law's LTec LAB co-hosted a book launch for Prof. Pascale Chapdelaine’s new book, Copyright User Rights, Contracts, and the Erosion of Property. The event featured a talk by the author on her influences and the book’s key themes and takeaways, as well an introduction by Bob Tarantino, which […]
This past year marks a year where the Government of Canada engaged more than ever on the IP front. The Government of Canada’s announcement of a National IP Strategy was welcome news for those interested in leveraging Canada’s intangible capital. As I noted on The Agenda with Steve Paikin, it was a “hallelujah” moment for […]
IP Osgoode and Osgoode Hall Law School host intellectual property symposium in honour of Osgoode Prof. David Vaver, "Intellectual Property: Fuel for the Fire of Genius or Shelf Life of a Banana?"
Re-posted below is a media release from York University. TORONTO, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 – For nearly 40 years, Professor David Vaver has been a guiding force in the Canadian intellectual property (IP) landscape. On Monday, Nov. 20, IP Osgoode and Osgoode Hall Law School at York University will host a special symposium in honour […]
It is fascinating to observe how one common law judicial decision can have a ripple effect in another jurisdiction, especially one eleven thousand kilometres away. The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) decision in Alberta (Education) v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) [Alberta] had exactly such an effect on India.