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Federal Court of Appeal Affirms Use of Reverse Class Actions For Copyright Infringement Claims By Ken Clark and Lawrence Veregin Sep 11, 2021 On September 8, 2021, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision in Salna v. Voltage Pictu... On September 8, 2021, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision in Salna v. Voltage Pictures, LLC, 2021 FCA 176 regarding certification of a reverse class action (i.e. where there is a class of defendants rather than plaintiffs) for pursuing copyright infringement claims, overturning the ...

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Stacked Deck — A Claim For Copyright in a Magic: The Gathering Deck By Lawrence Veregin Aug 25, 2021 An American professor has successfully obtained a U.S. copyright registration for a deck of Magic... An American professor has successfully obtained a U.S. copyright registration for a deck of Magic: The Gathering cards, entitled Angels and Demons. The copyright is not for the artistic design of the cards (which are designed and published by Wizards of the Coast), but instead for his selection ...
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Aird & Berlis | Aird & McBurney Recognized in 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 Jul 08, 2021 Aird & Berlis and Aird & McBurney are proud to be recognized in the Canada section of the 2021 ed... Aird & Berlis and Aird & McBurney are proud to be recognized in the Canada section of the 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, a guide that identifies the top patent firms and professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe.
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Aird & Berlis Partners Recognized as 2021 IP STARS Jun 15, 2021 Three members of the Aird & Berlis Intellectual Property Group have been recognized in the 2021 e... Three members of the Aird & Berlis Intellectual Property Group have been recognized in the 2021 edition of IP STARS, Managing Intellectual Property’s guide to the world's leading IP firms and practitioners.