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Fighting importation of counterfeit products into Canada

Posted in Fraud Prevention, Misappropriation of IP
The distribution and sale of counterfeit goods in Canada, such as counterfeit banknotes, pharmaceutical products and luxury items, has been a growing threat impacting Canadian businesses and consumers.  This prompted the introduction of Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act  (the “Act”), which received Royal Assent on December 9, 2014.  The Act aims to reduce the sale… Continue Reading

Recent case on copyright enforcement seeks to balance copyright holders rights and privacy rights

Posted in Misappropriation of IP
In Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe (2014 FC 161), Voltage, a film company in the United States, demanded that TekSavvy, an Internet provider, disclose the names of approximately 2000 subscribers which Voltage alleged infringed the copyright in its films, including its Oscar nominated film The Hurt Locker, so that it could presumably… Continue Reading

Combatting counterfeit and pirated goods

Posted in Misappropriation of IP
The global presence of counterfeit products is an increasingly real problem. The RCMP released an update reporting an increase from CAD $7.7 million in 2005 to CAD $38 million in 2012 in the retail value of counterfeit goods seized. Canada is looking to address this economically damaging and potentially harmful situation through Bill C-8 entitled… Continue Reading