snIP/ITs Insights on Canadian Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hot Off the Press – Doing Business in Canada 2012

Posted in Copyright, Intellectual Property, M&A/Finance, Patents, Privacy, Trade-marks

If your organization is currently thinking about establishing or acquiring a technology business in Canada, the 2012 edition of Doing Business in Canada, written by McCarthy Tétrault, will prove to be a valuable resource. The guide provides a broad overview of the legal considerations that non-residents should take into account to help ensure their success… → Read More

Cloud Computing, the B-10 Outsourcing Guideline and OSFI

Posted in Contracting/Outsourcing

Recently, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released a memorandum reminding federally-regulated financial institutions (FRFIs) that OSFI’s revised Guideline B-10 “Outsourcing of Business Activities, Functions and Processes” applies to new technology-based outsourcing arrangements, including cloud computing. In the short memorandum, OSFI: acknowledged that these new technology-based services may offer opportunities and benefits for… → Read More

The Lion Roars – But Can It Be Trade-marked?

Posted in Intellectual Property, Trade-marks

As followers of the Canadian trade-marks scene will almost certainly have learned, last week Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer succeeded in a long-running battle with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office in getting a trade-mark registration for its longstanding “roaring lion” sound mark. As was widely reported, the Federal Court issued an order setting aside the decision of the Trade-marks Office… → Read More