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Breaking the Lock: A Proposed ‘Bug Hunt’ Exception for TPMs
TO REQUIRE CONSENT OR TO NOT REQUIRE CONSENT? THAT WAS (AND COULD STILL BE) THE QUESTION
Wine From … Israel?
A Legal Framework for Artificial Intelligence
From the Practitioner’s Perspective: Are the New Trademark Regulations an Improvement or Hindrance?
The Precarious Position of Streaming Video Games – Potential Repercussions from the European Copyright Directive
Federal Trade Commission Publishes Guidance Document for Social Media Influencers
China’s Patent Policy: Pros, Cons, and an AI Solution

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Not a Generic Law School Experience: My Internship at Teva Canada Limited

If I had to distill my experience at Teva Canada Limited (“Teva”) down to a single word, it would be “exposure”. Throughout my 10-week internship for Osgoode’s Intellectual Property (IP) Law and Technology Intensive Program, I got an inside look at the business and legal complexities of a multinational, leading…

Taking care of creatives in the digital age: A semester at Canadian Heritage

As a student enrolled in the IP Intensive at Osgoode, I had the opportunity to intern at the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH) this semester. PCH is a department of the Government of Canada. Its mandate is centered on fostering and promoting “Canadian identity and values, cultural development, and heritage”.…

Keeping up with the Digital World: A Semester at The Globe and Mail

I still remember the day I found out that I would be spending my IP Intensive internship at The Globe and Mail (“The Globe”). Excited does not even begin to describe how I felt about my placement. When I was younger, I always imagined what it would be like to…

TVO, Not Your Average Broadcaster

Like most Ontarians that grew up in the 90s, I grew up watching Arthur, Bananas in Pyjamas, and the infamous Polkaroo on TVO. Coming to TVO was a childhood dream come true because I met the infamous Polkaroo. I started my placement just as TVO started celebrating its 50th anniversary…

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Events

The New College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Webinar

13 December 2019, 1:00pm – 2:00 pm. Visit event page for registration and more details. 

TIPG December Social 2019

16 December 2019, 5:30pm – 9:00pm. For more information and to register, please click here.

Picks of the week

Producers of Italian vinegar from the region of Modena lost a challenge at the European Court of Justice to stop German rivals from using parts of their protected name Aceto Balsamico di Modena. The Court ruled that protection of the name “Aceto Balsamico di Modena” (Balsamic Vinegar from Modena) “does not extend to the use of the individual non-geographical terms of that name”. Click to read Press Release and Judgment of the Court.

On December 3rd, 2019, Music Canada in partnership with Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP held a discussion on sustainable growth for today’s digital music industry. Music Canada’s most recent report on Closing the Value Gap can be downloaded here.