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LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS
Proposed amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules published for public consultation

by: David Schwartz
The Government of Canada has opened a public consultation on proposed amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules, running from August 1 to September 8, 2017.

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Down, but not out – initial adverse decision not a bar to future recovery of .ca domain name

by: Daniel Anthony and Timothy Stevenson
A pair of recent decisions under the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (“CIRA”) Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“CDRP”) demonstrate that a trademark owner who fails to obtain a domain name transfer at a first panel hearing may nonetheless achieve a favourable

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CETA Draft Regulations Published on Patent Linkage and Term Restoration – 15 Day Public Comment Period

by: Sheldon Hamilton, Lynn Ing and Daphne C. Lainson
The government has published the long anticipated draft regulations regarding changes to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations [“PMNOC Regulations”], and proposed Regulations to implement Certificates of Supplementary Protection (CSPs) [“CSP

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Dow obtains largest Canadian patent infringement award in history

by: Daniel Hnatchuk
The Federal Court has issued its Further Judgment and Reasons concerning the amount of financial compensation to be paid to the Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) as a result of earlier patent infringement and validity proceedings against NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“Nova”).

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Supreme Court of Canada states “The Internet has no borders” in upholding global injunction in search results case

by: Daniel Anthony
The Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Google v. Equustek, 2017 SCC 34, today, upholding an injunction requiring a non-party to an infringement action, Google, to remove links to infringing websites from its global search results.

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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
7 Smart & Biggar professionals recognized by LMG Expert Guides – Rising Stars

Smart & Biggar announced today that seven of our professionals have been selected as some of the world’s brightest and most talented young legal talent by LMG Expert Guides - Rising Stars 2017 edition. Congratulations to:

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Five partners recognized as leading lawyers in the world for Trademarks by Who’s Who Legal

Smart & Biggar announced today that five partners were recognized among the leading lawyers in the world for Trademarks in Who’s Who Legal Trademarks: Lawyers 2017.

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Smart & Biggar’s Daniel Anthony recognized as ‘Rising Star’ in Lexpert® U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Guide

Smart & Biggar announced today that associate Daniel Anthony has been recognized as a Rising Star in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2017 edition.

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Smart & Biggar shortlisted in four categories - Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards

Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has been shortlisted for the Best Canadian firm award at Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards, to be held in New York on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

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Smart & Biggar named a “powerhouse” for Canadian patent law with 11 individuals recommended in the 2017 edition of IAM Patent 1000

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh announced today that the firm has once again received top ranking with “Gold band” status across transactions, prosecution and litigation in the IAM Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2017 edition.

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