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World Intellectual Property Day 2022 Apr 27, 2022 Aird & McBurney and Aird & Berlis are proud to celebrate World IP Day 2022.
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Ghost in the Well: Court Expunges Registration of a Competitor’s Trademark By Amy Grenon and Lawrence Veregin Apr 13, 2022 While the concept of “bad faith” has percolated in Canadian trademark law for some time, the Fede... While the concept of “bad faith” has percolated in Canadian trademark law for some time, the Federal Court’s recent decision in Advanced Purification Engineering Corporation (APEC Water Systems) v. iSpring Water Systems, LLC, 2022 FC 388 is one of the first to consider the scope of this now codif...
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Your Song Was Handmade For Somebody Like Me: Court Clears Ed Sheeran of Copyright Infringement in Shape of You By Lawrence Veregin Apr 07, 2022 Ed Sheeran, along with the other Shape of You songwriters, brought a claim in the High Court of J... Ed Sheeran, along with the other Shape of You songwriters, brought a claim in the High Court of Justice in London, England, seeking a declaration that they did not infringe Sami Chokri’s copyright in Oh Why. Acknowledging the importance of songwriters being able to clear their names from accusati...

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Gaming Moves Forward: Ontario Launches New iGaming Framework and Sports Betting Expands By Peter K. Czegledy and Portia Biswas Apr 04, 2022 April 4, 2022, is the date that two important Canadian gaming legislative and regulatory changes ... April 4, 2022, is the date that two important Canadian gaming legislative and regulatory changes – each years in the making – come to fruition. Firstly, Canadian sports fans nationwide are now able to make bets on single events. And secondly, a Canadian province has opened up regulated online gam...