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Regulating by proxy, restricting rights, and reducing competition? Pitfalls of the EU copyright directive.

On September 12th, 2018, the European Parliament voted in favour of legislation that purports to be an important step toward integrating EU copyright law in the internet age. Generally, the goal of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“the Directive”) is to give rights holders direct control…

Blockchain on Every Street Corner – Walmart and the Rise of Mainstream Blockchain Patents

Walmart’s American patents and reported patent-related activities over the last few months show just how common blockchain-based technology is going to become in the immediate future. Walmart currently holds such patents for a delivery management and locker reservation system, and for a system of managing individual medical records. They have reportedly…

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October 15, 2018
IP Osgoode 10th Anniversary Celebration
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Picks of the week

The USMCA establishes a legal framework of minimum standards for the protection and enforcement of IP rights in North America. Click here for a summary of the IP chapter.

Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel consultation: ‘Responding to the New Environment: A Call for Comments’ written submission deadline is November 30, 2018.

The new Industrial Design Office Practice Manual (IDOP) that will come into force on November 5, 2018.