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A De(pp) Brief – the Current State of Defamation Law By Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova, Jessie Lewis and Natasha R. Atyeo Jun 24, 2022 There is no doubt that you have come across coverage of the recent celebrity legal battle between... There is no doubt that you have come across coverage of the recent celebrity legal battle between actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard. However, it has become clear that many may not be aware of the underlying legal and policy principles, including with respect to defamation.
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Amendments to Canadian Patent Rules Coming Into Force October 3, 2022 By Lola A. Bartoszewicz, PhD, Steve Hundal, B.Eng., Kimberly A. McManus, PhD and Peter S. L. Wong, M.A.Sc. Jun 23, 2022 On October 3, 2022, amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules will come into force, introducing cha... On October 3, 2022, amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules will come into force, introducing changes to patent prosecution in Canada. The most significant of these changes are excess claims fees and a new continued examination procedure.

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Adoption of Bill 96 – Are Your Trademark Rights Secured? By Michelle Lacroix Jun 22, 2022 On May 24, 2022, the National Assembly of Québec adopted Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the o... On May 24, 2022, the National Assembly of Québec adopted Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec, reforming language laws in the province. Bill 96 will have broad implications for non-French trademarks used in Québec.
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Towards the Future: Where Will Sports Betting Go From Here? By Peter K. Czegledy Jun 15, 2022 Peter Czegledy, Chair of the Gaming Group at Aird & Berlis, moderated a panel titled “The Future of Sports Betting” on June 7, 2022, at the Canadian Gaming Summit, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The panel dissected what the future holds for what may be the most dynamic and promising...