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Wiseau Studio, LLC v Harper: Good News for Canadian Filmmakers on Fair Dealing and Documentaries
Sorry AI Enthusiasts, Your Tech is no Inventor
RESTRICTIONS ON CANNA-MARKS
The Rise of Fashion Tech and its Impact in the IP Space
Copyright in the Gaming Industry: From PAC-MAN to PUBG
The Bitcoin Party: The Morning After the Halving
USING ZOOM FOR THERAPY OR EXECUTIVE MEETINGS?
Where Have You Been? Canada Wants to Know
Facial Recognition Technology and the Retail Sector: Opportunity or Liability?
Contact-Tracing Apps in a Post-Lockdown World: Tech Giants Attempt to Address Privacy Concerns in New Proposal

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RESTRICTIONS ON CANNA-MARKS

Recently, I came across several news articles stating that cannabis sales hit new highs amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) reported that there was an 80% increase over an average Saturday. In the United States, cannabis sales growth peaked at 64% during the week of March 16.…

Sorry AI Enthusiasts, Your Tech is no Inventor

It replaces jobs previously done by humans and creates ideas and products that would normally count as an invention, and yet, artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be an inventor. This was the decision of the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO), which held that the term “inventors” in the United…

Wiseau Studio, LLC v Harper: Good News for Canadian Filmmakers on Fair Dealing and Documentaries

Justice Paul Schabas has provided artists in Canada with the most authoritative statement yet on the bounds of fair dealing as it applies to documentary films in releasing his decision in the case of Wiseau Studio, LLC v Harper on April 23, 2020. The journey to Justice Schabas’ 2020 decision…

The Rise of Fashion Tech and its Impact in the IP Space

Technology has been changing the way that people shop for years. Over the past decade, e-commerce platforms and social media applications have allowed forward-looking brands and retailers to embrace technology to meet consumer needs and expectations. Today, through augmented reality shopping experiences, virtual reality mirrors in dressing rooms, and the…

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Women in Tech Webinar: The Ripples you Create – A workshop on amplifying women’s voices in the media

7 July 2020

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10 July 2020

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Picks of the week

The Intellectual Property Journal, edited by Professor Giuseppina D’Agostino and Professor David Vaver, is published by Carswell (http://www.carswell.com/product-detail/intellectual-property-journal/) three times per year.

New issue of the Intellectual Property Journal has been published recently, featuring:

Comment by the Hon. Kathleen M. O’Malley “Losing Vision:the U.S. Founding Fathers understood the importance of a Strong Patent System – What Has Happened?

Articles by Aviv Gaon “Searching for Common Ground: Conceptualizing Artificial Intelligence” and Wissam Aoun “Conflicted Regulation, the Public Interest and Canadian Patent Agency – Patent Agent Regulation at a Crossroads (Part II)”

Book Review by Pascale Chapdelaine “Daniela Simone, Copyright and Collective Authorship: Locating the Authors of Collaborative Work”.