Category: Internet & Technology

Rogers Communications Inc v Voltage Pictures: Balancing Privacy and (Intellectual) Property Protection

This case has already been covered in detail by Nicole Daniels here. The case—and that post—focus more on the issue of who should bear liability for the costs of actions...

Google v Equustek: An Attempt to Domestically Govern a Global Resource

On June 28, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released Google Inc v Equustek Solutions Inc, 2017 SCC 34 [Google] which granted a worldwide interlocutory injunction against Google Inc. (“Google”),...

Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College: Rights of Trademark Owners versus Online Advertising

Canadian legislation differentiates between “official marks” and “trademarks.” The Trade-marks Act, RSC 1985, c T-13 [TMA] legislates both trademarks and official marks. Any entity which qualifies as a “public authority” may request that...

B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association v BC (AG): #Sponsored #Ad

In the case of BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association v British Columbia (AG), 2017 SCC 6, the Supreme Court once again wrestled with the uniquely Canadian issue of...