IP Update

Federal Court of Appeal upholds interlocutory injunction directed at retailers of set-top boxes loaded with copyright-infringing applications

by Jean-Sébastien Dupont

On June 1, 2016 the Federal Court issued an interlocutory injunction directed at retailers of set-top boxes that are configured, or “pre-loaded”, with various applications that provide their users with unauthorized access to copyrighted television content. One of the original Defendants appealed from the interlocutory injunction to the Federal Court of Appeal. A panel of three judges heard the appeal on March 20, 2017 and ultimately dismissed it from the bench, with costs.

The Plaintiffs (Respondents on appeal) were successfully represented by François Guay, Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie and Jean-Sébastien Dupont of Smart & Biggar’s Montreal office.

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