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Canada Catching Up on Regulation of PFAS Substances

Jul 20, 2022

An update on Canada's regulation of PFAS substances, in comparison to US and European regulation

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Kicking the Habit: The Federal Court of Canada Nixes the “Problem-Solution” Approach – Again

Jul 18, 2022

The Federal Court puts an end to the “Problem-Solution” Approach of analyzing patent applications - again. Read more about the Court's decision here.

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Reporting Refreshed: Amendments Proposed to Harmonize Canadian Derivatives Reporting Rules

Jul 12, 2022

Canadian securities regulators propose changes to enhance derivatives data reporting.

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New AML Requirements for Luxury Goods Likely: The Cullen Commission on Money Laundering Recommendations Respecting Luxury Goods and the Automotive Sector

Jul 8, 2022

Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia’s AML recommendations for the luxury goods sector (including automotive) are discussed.

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Protecting International Brands: Bad Faith Filing Leads to Expungement of Trademark Registration

Jul 6, 2022

A trademark registration in Canada is invalid if the application for registration was filed in bad faith.

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Canadian Privacy Regulators Clarify Requirements for Mobile Apps

Jul 5, 2022

A recent joint investigation of Canadian privacy commissioners provides guidance for organizations using mobile apps.

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Developers Beware: Changes to O. Reg. 242/08 Under the Endangered Species Act and What They Mean for Projects Already Underway

Jul 5, 2022

Companies may be affected by updated requirements under the Endangered Species Act, including prohibitions on harming new species at risk and related exemptions.

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Federal Government Proposes New Act to Reinforce Critical Cyber Security in Canada

Jul 5, 2022

Bill C-26, An Act respecting cyber security, would do two things: amend the Telecommunications Act and enact the Critical Cyber Systems Protection Act.