Extraterritorial Injunctions

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., et al on Tuesday, December 6th at 9:30, which will be webcast. The proceeding arose as a trademark and trade secret proceeding in which the court granted an injunction against the third party, Google, displaying certain search results globally.

The hearing will be webcast through the SCC website. The proceeding is an appeal from Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Google Inc., 2015 BCCA 265, which is in turn an appeal from Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, 2014 BCSC 1063.

In addition to the parties, AG Canada, AG Ontario, and several intervener groups will be appearing, with the court looking to the written materials of the remaining interveners.

  • British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Music Canada, Canadian Publishers’ Council, Association of Canadian Publishers, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, International Confederation of Music Publishers and the Worldwide Independent Network
  • International Federation of Film Producers Associations

Copies of the factum of the parties and interveners are available online.