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IP Litigation

FAQsIP Litigation

Why is IP litigation usually in the Federal Court?

While IP matters may be heard in provincial courts, they are usually dealt with in the Federal Court of Canada which has concurrent jurisdiction. Further, unlike provincial courts, the Federal Courts exercises specialized jurisdiction for IP proceedings and various issues arising out of federal statutes. The Federal Courts have Canada wide jurisdiction and enforcement powers. In practice, this means that a person located in Ontario may initiate an action or lawsuit against a person in British Columbia for an act that took place in Alberta. If a decision is rendered in favour of the plaintiff, the plaintiff may enforce its…
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October 18, 2019
FAQsIP Litigation

What is IP litigation?

IP litigation focuses on the issues specific to and that may arise under the Trademarks Act, Patent Act, Copyright Act, Industrial Design Act and related rights such as trade secrets. Whereas commercial litigation deals with general types of business problems and is usually limited to a province.
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October 18, 2019