Decision

Odyssey Television Network Inc. v. Ellas TV Broadcasting Inc., 2018 FC 337

2018-03-26

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The overriding dispute relates to the rights to distribute Greek language programming in Canada. The Plaintiffs had commenced an action to prevent the Defendants from distributing this programming. The grounds asserted were that the Plaintiffs were the exclusive legal distributors and the Defendants’ conduct in distributing Greek language programs was a breach of the Plaintiffs’ rights under the Copyright Act, and the Radiocommunication Act. The first motion, filed by the Plaintiffs, is for default judgment in light of the Defendants’ failure to file a Statement of Defence. The second motion, filed by the Defendants on the same day they filed their response to the Plaintiffs’ default judgment motion, is for an extension of time to serve and file a Statement of Defence. ... Therefore, the Ellas Defendants’ motion for an extension of time cannot succeed. ... The Court will grant the Plaintiffs’ motion for default judgment, award damages of $5,000,000 with pre-judgment interest as claimed, and allow for a $50,000 lump sum for the costs of both motions, all of which is to be paid jointly and severally as proposed by the Plaintiffs.

Decision relates to:

  • T-2141-15 - ODYSSEY TELEVISION NETWORK INC. ET AL. v. ELLAS TV BROADCASTING INC. ET AL.

 

Canadian Intellectual Property