Summary

April 16, 2019
damages

Canada Federal Court of Appeal Affirms Punitive Damages Award

2019 FCA 29 - Canada's FCA refuses to intervene in trial judge's decision with respect to punitive damages.
April 12, 2019

Patentees May Bring Motion to Stay Proceedings Before the Commissioner to the FC

2019 FC 142 - FC confirms it may stay proceedings before federal board or commissions if elements of strict test are met.
April 10, 2019

Trademark Expungement: Insufficient Evidence of Use and Lack of Dominant Feature

2018 FC 1261 - Trademarks expunged for lack of evidence establishing use, and for using deviants without the dominant features of the trademark design.
April 9, 2019

FCA Confirms Test To Admit New Evidence on Appeal From TMOB

2019 FCA 63 - FCA confirms long standing test for admission of new evidence in judicial review of TMOB decision.
April 4, 2019

Actions Under Old PM(NOC) Regime Not Automatically Applicable To The New

2018 FC 1078 - Canada's Federal Court confirms that jurisprudence under previous PM(NOC) regime is not automatically applicable to the new.
March 21, 2019
CEEO

Counsel and Expert’s Eyes Only Orders Granted in Unusual Circumstances

2018 FCA 192 – FCA confirms CEEO Orders may be granted in unusual circumstances.
January 10, 2019
Due care

CAFC Reviews the Effect of the Removal of a Priority Claim in Patent Application Forming Part of a Chain

Fed. Cir. 2017-1962 – CAFC confirms that removing priority claim in a patent application part of a chain of applications will impact the later filed applications.
December 18, 2018
Due care

FCA Reviews Doctrines of Claim Construction and Sufficient Disclosure

2018 FCA 172 – FCA affirms FC’s analysis on sufficient disclosure but quashes claim construction analysis.
December 11, 2018
Due care

CAFC Confirms That Surnames May Be Registered as Trademarks If They Acquired Distinctiveness

Fed. Cir. 2017-1468 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirms that surname may be registered as trademark as it acquired distinctiveness.
December 6, 2018
Due care

FC Upholds Registrar’s Decision Refusing Confusing Trademark Registration

2018 FC 951 – The FC reiterates that trademarks will not be registered if they are likely to confuse consumers.