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Canada roundup: Blacklock’s copyright loss, promise doctrine at the Supreme Court, Quebec signage, CETA, CanCon

Natalie Rahhal, New York


Recent IP developments in Canada include the Federal Court ruling the distribution of a Blacklock’s Reporter article was fair use, requirements for French-language signage in Quebec coming into force, the Supreme Court hearing arguments in AstraZeneca Canada v Apotex, trade mark and patent owners preparing for CETA, and copyright and Canadian-made content being reviewed

Blacklock’s loses closely-watched copyright case

The Canadian Federal Court handed down its decision in Blacklock’s Reporter v AG Canada earlier this month. The copyright suit pitted the small reporter-owned Ottawa news site against the government.

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