Ambush marketing is the practice of sidestepping the intellectual property rights of well-known brands, often through an intentionally vague and clever implication, to benefit from a public perception of an association or connection to the brand, without paying make that association legitimately. This practice is particularly problematic at sporting mega-events, like the Olympic Games. Canada […]
Think you have what it takes to provide legal advice to the newsroom with five-minutes left until they go to air? Are you ready to tell the folks at Dragons’ Den what they can and cannot do (and not many people tell them what they cannot do); do you think you are Canada’s Smartest Person? […]
Political attack ads are a Canadian electoral staple, compressing incriminating, damning and provoking footage into 30-second media bites. Typically, the subject matter is harvested from archived footage of the target captured under the media’s ever-watchful lens. Political parties have freely taken to exploiting news materials without the consent of originating news agencies. Broadcasters strongly condemn […]
IP Osgoode would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Brian Isaac. Mr. Isaac is fondly remembered by the Osgoode community for generously sharing his time and expertise with Osgoode's international IP mooting team (2015) in preparation for the Oxford International IP moot.
On March 19th-21st, 2015, the 13th Annual Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot took place in Oxford, England. It is the largest student mooting IP competition in the world, attracting top IP talent from every corner of the globe. The moot is judged by some of the most prominent IP professionals and academics.
Earlier this month, Twitter filed a lawsuit (Twitter v. Holder) against the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), claiming they prevented Twitter from publishing statistics pertaining to the number and type of US Government surveillance requests received. Twitter asserts that the publication ban is an unconstitutional violation of their […]