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Canada on USTR watchlist for "serious concerns" about pharmaceutical patent process

Canada has been placed on the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) watch list for 2013 due to “serious concerns” about the treatment of pharmaceutical patents, including the “availability of rights of appeal” and “heightened utility requirements.” 169 more words

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SCC denies leave in unpaid overtime cases

On Thursday, the Supreme Court denied leave to appeal in unpaid overtime cases Bank of Nova Scotia v. Cindy Fulawka and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. 232 more words

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SCC to hear age discrimination appeal

News on Thursday that the Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear an appeal of the age discrimination case, Michael McCormick v. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, will be of interest to many… 95 more words

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Trade-mark decision raises concerns for Canadian IP lawyers

Canadian IP lawyers are talking about a recent Federal Court decision – Homeaway.com Inc v Hrdlicka, 2012 FC 1467 – that found a trade-mark displayed on a US-website accessed in Canada constituted “use.” 225 more words

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Ediot Is Spelled Wrong...


I guess you could say that I am a bit annoyed.  I mean let me get straight to the point, cutting #ZERO corners.  Can people in Hollywood spell?   371 more words

Ontario Court of Appeal decision will stand in Crystallex case

The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday announced that it had dismissed the leave application for Computershare Trust Company of Canada v. Crystallex International Corporation et al.,  43 more words

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