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When the Dust Settles: An Update on Changes to Canadian IP Legislation

May 19, 2015

Canada is in the midst of a substantial overhaul of its intellectual property statutes and regulations that will have wide-ranging implications for patent, industrial design, trade-mark and copyright law as well as procedure. This Update summarizes the most important revisions that have already been implemented and those that are expected to be implemented within the next few years. PATENTS The most substantial…

2014 E-Discovery Year in Review

February 3, 2015

2014 was another eventful year for e-discovery and information management in Canada. Set out below are some of the major trends and developments that emerged over the last year. SEDONA CANADA PRINCIPLES The Sedona Canada Principles Addressing Electronic Discovery are being updated. For the past year, the Sedona Canada Working​ Group has been working on updating the principles, which were…

Year in Review: Legislation and Guidance for Financial Institutions in 2014

January 20, 2015

2014 was a year replete with new legislative and regulatory initiatives impacting federally regulated financial institutions. The key initiatives introduced or implemented in 2014 are outlined in our annual year in review. PRUDENTIAL REGULATION: GUIDANCE FROM OSFI Proposed New Bail-in Regime for Large Banks On August 1, 2014, the Government of Canada introduced a consultation paper recommending a statutory conversion…