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Posted in: GDPR | Data Security/Privacy | Data Protection

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GDPR Now in Force Has Worldwide Reach By Paige Backman and Ara Dungca Jun 19, 2018 The General Data Protection Regulation was implemented on May 25, 2018. While it officially only affects European citizens, it has worldwide effects. As discussed previously on The Spotlight, any organization offering goods or services to residents of the European Union are expected to comply wit...

Posted in: Intellectual Property

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Quebec Court Denies Exclusive Use Of Geographic Location in Car Dealership’s Name By Stan Fedun and Ken Clark Jun 18, 2018 In the recent Superior Court of Quebec decision, 7531877 Canada ltée (Buckingham Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge) c 9531025 Canada Inc. (Buckingham Chevrolet Buick GMC), dated May 17, 2018, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant engaged in false advertising (name appropriation) by using “Buckingham” in i...

Posted in: Artificial Intelligence

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - June 8 By Aaron Baer Jun 08, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law.

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - May 29 By Aaron Baer May 29, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about two upcoming events that may be worth checking out!

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - May 22 By Aaron Baer May 22, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about two upcoming events that may be worth checking out!

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - May 15 By Aaron Baer May 16, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about two upcoming events that may be worth checking out!

Posted in: Intellectual Property

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Certificates of Supplementary Protection for Canadian Pharmaceutical Patents By Kitt Sinden, M.Sc. May 15, 2018 Patents granted in Canada have typically carried a 20-year term of protection from the date of filing, regardless of the time taken to be examined and granted by the Patent Office or for the underlying products to be approved by regulatory agencies. However, since September 2017, as part of conce...

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - May 8 By Aaron Baer May 08, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about two upcoming events that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - May 3 By Aaron Baer May 03, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about two upcoming events that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!
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World Intellectual Property Day 2018 Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity Apr 26, 2018 The partnership of Aird & McBurney and Aird & Berlis are proud to celebrate World IP Day. This year’s campaign recognizes the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future. In celebration of this year's th...

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - April 25 By Aaron Baer Apr 26, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about two upcoming events that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

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Notifying Consumers of Data Breaches: New Regulations By Stephen Crawford Apr 24, 2018 The federal government has introduced new regulations setting out what information must be disclosed to consumers and to the Privacy Commissioner after a data breach. These regulations will take effect on November 1, 2018.
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Google Fails to Amend Canadian De-indexing Injunction Despite California Court Order Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, 2018 BCSC 610 (CanLII) By Ken Clark and Shannon L. Corregan Apr 23, 2018 On April 16, 2018, the B.C. Supreme Court issued a follow-up to the continuing saga of Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, where Google was ordered to de-index counterfeiter’s websites from the internet. In this installment, Google’s motion to set aside or vary the injunction was dismissed.

Posted in: Intellectual Property

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U.S. Court of Appeals Finds That the Lines Remain Blurred By Ken Clark and Tyler Brent Apr 20, 2018 In 2013, Pharrell Williams’ and Robin Thicke’s smash hit “Blurred Lines” swept the globe as the number one single for the year. Shortly after reaching number one, Pharrell and Thicke were sued for copyright infringement for infringing Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up.” At trial, a jury found Phar...

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Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society Even more dangerous ravings of a carbon-based life form By Donald B. Johnston Apr 19, 2018 It is not fair to characterize technology as bad. On the contrary; it is the fruit of human ingenuity and imagination. It helps to distinguish us from animals. Nevertheless, the technology we invent, and how we use it, can be used wisely or unwisely. For example, I have a client that manufactures...

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - April 18 By Aaron Baer Apr 18, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about two upcoming events that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

Posted in: Data Protection | Privacy | Data Security/Privacy

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New Notification Requirements for Data Breaches By Stephen Crawford Apr 13, 2018 As of November 1, 2018, if your organization suffers a data breach, new reporting requirements will be in place that may require you to notify consumers and the Privacy Commissioner of the breach – or else face a fine of up to $100,000.

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - April 11 By Aaron Baer Apr 11, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about an upcoming event that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - April 4 By Aaron Baer Apr 04, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about an upcoming event that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - March 27 By Aaron Baer Mar 27, 2018 Last year, Aird & Berlis launched its redesigned website, which was a vast improvement over the previous iteration. The redesigned website is much more modern, sleek and user-friendly than past versions.

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - March 21 By Aaron Baer Mar 21, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law.

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - March 14 By Aaron Baer Mar 14, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about an upcoming event that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

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Phishing Risk Deemed Sufficient in Alberta to Trigger “Real Risk Of Significant Harm” Threshold By Steve J. Tenai Mar 13, 2018 Since 2010, Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) requires private sector organizations to notify the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (“OIPC”) of a breach of personal information where a “reasonable person would con...

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - March 6 By Aaron Baer Mar 06, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about an upcoming event that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!
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