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By Aventum IP Law,
Cannabis, Intellectual Property, Press Releases

Aventum to Participate in Cannabis Conference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 24, 2018). Aventum is excited to be an Exhibitor at the GrowUp Conference & Expo in Niagara Falls, Ontario on September 7-8, 2018.
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By Aventum IP Law,
Press Releases

The Future of Shapiro Cohen has Arrived

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (May 14, 2018). We’re thrilled to announce that Shapiro Cohen LLP is undergoing a significant and exciting transformation.
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By Ashley Dumouchel,
Copyright, Litigation

The “Every House Needs a Toilet” Argument Goes Down the Drain

Over the past decade or so, the attitude of Canadian courts towards borderline utilitarian copyrighted works has shifted towards recognition of the skill and judgment that makes such works subject to copyright.
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By Ashley Dumouchel,
Litigation, Trademark

Trademark Basics: “Use in Canada” Filing Basis

Major changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act are expected to be implemented in 2019, including the removal of “use” as a registration requirement. Until then, trademark applicants must select a filing basis for their application which can include, inter alia, use in Canada.
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By Katie Wang,
Litigation, Patent

Promise Doctrine Rejected by the Supreme Court of Canada

On June 30, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its highly anticipated landmark decision in AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc. (2017 SCC 36) in which it considered the so-called “promise doctrine”. The Supreme Court of Canada has found the “promise doctrine” to be “unsound”, “not good law” and “incongruent with both the words and scheme of the Patent Act.”
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