Intellectual Property Proceedings in Federal Court for 2019

Many of the intellectual properties proceedings in Canada are litigated in the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal. I have created the following list of proceedings based on listings provided by the Federal Courts website.

The Federal Court identifies the ‘type’ of proceeding (such as ‘Patent Infringement’) which can be used to identify IP proceedings but this is often incomplete because some PM(NOC) applications are coded as generic Judicial Reviews rather than as specifically IP. I have attempted to compensate for this by creating my own list of frequent PM(NOC) litigants and flagging those as IP regardless of the Federal Courts listing. The Federal Court occasionally incorrectly codes proceedings, such as marking proceedings as ‘patent’ when they are clearly a trade-mark proceeding – I have not corrected these errors – which affects the summary statistics contained below.

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[Lists generated on February 15, 2019]

Number of Proceedings

[IP is 20.1% of FC proceedings (62 of 309) year-to-date]

[Based on the ‘type’ designated by the Federal Court.]

Number of Proceedings % of IP Type
16 25.8% Patent Infringement
13 21.0% Copyright Infringement [Actions]
11 17.7% Trade Mark Infringement
8 12.9% Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions]
5 8.1% Trade Mark – Appeal of a decision of the Registrar
3 4.8% S. 18.1 Application for Judicial Review
2 3.2% Trade Mark – Correction of Register
1 1.6% Patent Impeachment
1 1.6% Copyright Infringement [Applications]
1 1.6% Trade Mark Opposition
1 1.6% Trade Mark – Passing Off

IP Federal Court Proceedings Year To Date

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File No. Style of Cause Proceeding Type Date Started Firms*
T-8-19 CTRL INFORMATIQUE LTÉE c. DELOITTE LLP Trade Mark Infringement 2019-01-07 Robic, LLP; HALLE DESILETS, GENEVIEVE;  
T-9-19 1648074 ONTARIO INC. v. AKBAR BROTHERS (PVT) LTD. Trade Mark – Appeal of a decision of the Registrar 2019-01-07 Perley-Robertson, Hill &; SIWIEC, JOHN;  
T-17-19 TOKAI OF CANADA LTD. v. THE KINGSFORD PRODUCTS COMPANY, LLC Trade Mark – Appeal of a decision of the Registrar 2019-01-07 Blake, Cassels & Graydon TOR; TURCO, ANTONIO;  
T-18-19 TOKAI OF CANADA LTD. v. THE KINGSFORD PRODUCTS COMPANY, LLC Trade Mark – Appeal of a decision of the Registrar 2019-01-07 Blake, Cassels & Graydon TOR; TURCO, ANTONIO;  
T-21-19 SOUCY INTERNATIONAL INC. ET AL c. MOTOVAN CORPORATION Trade Mark Infringement 2019-01-07 Robic, LLP; SOTIRIADIS, BOB;  
T-22-19 GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH, ET AL v. OLYMPUS CANADA INC., ET AL Patent Infringement 2019-01-07 Norton Rose FULBRIGHT CA LLP; DAVIS, MARK EDWARD;  
T-23-19 ARTERRA WINES CANADA INC. v. DIAGEO NORTH AMERICA INC. Trade Mark – Appeal of a decision of the Registrar 2019-01-07 Goodmans LLP; COHEN, DANIEL G;  
T-65-19 NOVO NORDISK A/S ET AL v. TEVA CANADA LIMITED Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Liraglutide*) 2019-01-09 Norton Rose; Norton Rose Fulbright 
T-84-19 JANSSEN INC. ET AL. v. APOTEX INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Abiraterone*) 2019-01-10 Belmore McIntosh Neidrauer LLP; WILCOX, PETER;  
T-91-19 STRETCH LAB FRANCHISE, LLC v. B-STRETCHED LTD. Trade Mark – Correction of Register 2019-01-10 Cassels Brock & Blackwell; HENEIN, PETER J;  
T-96-19 LINEWEIGHT LLC v. THE REQUIREMENTS GROUP (TRG) INC. ET AL Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2019-01-11 Bereskin & Parr LLP; COLOMBO, JONATHAN G;  
T-97-19 BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA CO. ET AL v. PHARMASCIENCE Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Apixaban*) 2019-01-11 McCarthy Tétrault LLP; MASON, STEVEN G;  
T-98-19 BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA CO. ET AL v. PHARMASCIENCE INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Apixaban*) 2019-01-11 McCarthy Tétrault LLP; MASON, STEVEN G;  
T-99-19 BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA CO. ET AL v. NATCO PHARMA (CANADA) INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Apixaban*) 2019-01-11 McCarthy Tétrault LLP; MASON, STEVEN G;  
T-111-19 RE:SOUND v. 1568383 ONATARIO INC. cob as MOOSE AND GOOSE ET AL Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2019-01-14 Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; COTTER, JOHN C;  
T-112-19 GOUBULI GROUP CO., LTD. v. QIANG ZHANG Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2019-01-14 Bereskin & Parr LLP; ROBBINS, MARK L;  
T-116-19 UNILIN BEHEER B.V. ET AL v. 6035558 CANADA INC. ET AL Patent Infringement 2019-01-15 Smart & Biggar; GUAY, FRANCOIS;  
T-117-19 UNILIN BEHEER B.V. ET AL v. TRI-S INTERNATIONAL INC. ET AL Patent Infringement 2019-01-15 Smart & Biggar; GUAY, FRANCOIS;  
T-118-19 UNILIN BEHEER B.V. ET AL v. FLOORS@WORK INC. ET AL Patent Infringement 2019-01-15 Smart & Biggar; GUAY, FRANCOIS;  
T-126-19 TEKNA PLASMA SYSTEMS INC. v. AP&C ADVANCED POWDERS & COATINGS INC. Patent Impeachment 2019-01-16  
T-127-19 FROMFROID S.A. c. 1048547 ONTARIO INC. Patent Infringement 2019-01-16 Lavery, De Billy; DUSSAULT, ALAIN Y;  
T-129-19 MBURGER, LLC v. BROWNS SOCIAL HOUSE Trade Mark Infringement 2019-01-16 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP; GODFREY, R NELSON;  
T-131-19 THE ONTARIO EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY cob TVO v. MARK SCOTT Trade Mark Infringement 2019-01-17 Linden & Associates P C; MACKINNON, IAN AC;  
T-134-19 SOCAN v. SPADE BAR & LOUNGE INC. Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2019-01-17 SOCAN; CHONG, JANET N;  
T-137-19 CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BLUE CROSS PLANS v. JEROME ETCHEVERRY ET AL. Trade Mark Infringement 2019-01-18 Chitiz Pathak LLP; RAMSEY, TAMARA;  
T-140-19 STEVEN M. EWING v. YOLKS BREAKFAST PLACE LTD. Trade Mark Infringement 2019-01-18 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP; GODFREY, R NELSON;  
T-142-19 TRIMBLE SOLUTIONS CORP. and other v. MIRAGE STEEL LTD and other Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2019-01-18 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP; GODFREY, R NEILSON;  
T-143-19 TRIMBLE SOLUTIONS CORPORATION et al v. WILLIAM (BILL) SOMERVILLE Trade Mark Infringement 2019-01-18 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP; GODFREY, R NELSON;  
T-168-19 SOCAN v. SHAKERS ROADHOUSE LTD c.o.b as SHAKERS ROADHOUSE Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2019-01-22 Norton Rose Fulbright LLP; MACDNALD, KAREN F;  
T-169-19 SOCAN v. BANO INC AND OTHERS Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2019-01-22 Norton Rose Fulbright LLP; MACDONALD, KAREN F;  
T-170-19 TY INC. v. GREG BUTLER INVESTMENTS INC. doing business as CHRISTMAS DISCOUNT Trade Mark Infringement 2019-01-22 Marks & Clerk Law LLP; MCKAY, KENNETH D;  
T-172-19 2321696 ONTARIO INC. v. BARAKAT FRANCHISE CORP Trade Mark – Correction of Register 2019-01-23 Miller Thomson LLP; DOWNING, JOHN K;  
T-173-19 THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION V. THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF THUNDER BAY Trade Mark Infringement 2019-01-23 Ridout & Maybee LLP; BOURNE, TIMOTHY C;  
T-178-19 BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS, INC. v. RODERICK NEPOMUCENO Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2019-01-25  
T-181-19 JANSSEN INC. ET AL. v. SANDOZ CANADA INC. Patent Infringement – (Abiraterone*) 2019-01-25 Belmore Neidrauer LLP; WILCOX, PETER;  
T-182-19 JANSSEN INC. ET AL. v. PHARMASCIENCE INC. Patent Infringement – (Abiraterone*) 2019-01-25 Belmore Neidrauer LLP; WILCOX, PETER;  
T-184-19 MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC v ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Naproxen*) 2019-01-25 Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; WHITE, J BRADLEY;  
T-186-19 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC, ET AL v. ACCORD HEALTHCARE INC, ET AL Patent Infringement 2019-01-25 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP; CREBER, ANTHONY G;  
T-187-19 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC., ET AL v. NATCO PHARMA (CANADA) INC Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2019-01-25 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP; CREBER, ANTHONY G;  
T-189-19 PREVENTOUS COLLABORATIVE HEALTH v. CANADA (MINISTER OF HEALTH) S. 18.1 Application for Judicial Review 2019-01-25 Miller Thomson LLP; BERNARDO, IVAN;  
T-190-19 PROVITAL HEALTH v. CANADA (MINISTER OF HEALTH) S. 18.1 Application for Judicial Review 2019-01-25 Miller Thomson LLP; BERNARDO, IVAN;  
T-191-19 COPEMAN HEALTHCARE CENTRE v. CANADA (MINISTER OF HEALTH) S. 18.1 Application for Judicial Review 2019-01-25 Miller Thomson LLP; BERNARDO, IVAN;  
T-192-19 TIMELAPSE ARCHIVE INC. v. GTA RESTORATION GROUP INC. Copyright Infringement [Applications] 2019-01-28 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP; SARTORIO, KEVIN;  
T-201-19 PLAYERS’S COMPANY INC. V. ROTHMANS, BENSON & HEDGES Trade Mark Opposition 2019-01-28 Smart & Biggar; GARLAND, STEVEN B;  
T-203-19 LES PROMOTIONS SPORTSCENE INC. c. 6121608 CANADA INC. et al. Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2019-01-28  
T-205-19 TRITEQ LOCK & SECURITY, LLC v. MINUS FORTY TECHNOLOGIES CORP. Patent Infringement 2019-01-29 Bereskin & Parr LLP; MCINTOSH, ANDREW;  
T-207-19 8349223 CANADA INC. v. ROYAL DYNASTY INT’L CANADA INC. ET AL. Trade Mark Infringement 2019-01-29 Piasetzki & Nenniger Kvas LLP; REGAN, WILIAM;  
T-213-19 MASTERFILE CORPORATION v. ELIGIBLE INC. Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2019-01-30 Bereskin & Parr LLP; BOBKER, ADAM;  
T-220-19 BIOGEN CANADA INC. et al. v. PHARMASCIENCE INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (FAMPRIDINE*) 2019-02-01 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP; NORMAN, JOHN;  
T-226-19 RE:SOUND v. CLUB M4 WEST SOCIAL CLUB ET AL. Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2019-02-04 Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; COTTER, JOHN C;  
T-234-19 PROD. EN RÉGIE INTÉGRÉE DU SUD DE MONTRÉAL ET AL. c. 9087-4405 QUÉBEC INC. Patent Infringement 2019-02-05 Trivium Avocats; TRIVIUM AVOCATS;  
T-236-19 CHAPTER 4 CORP. DBA SUPREME v. AARON LIAW Trade Mark – Passing Off 2019-02-06 Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP; LIPKUS, LORNE M;  
T-241-19 SOCAN v. NLH INVESTMENTS INC Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2019-02-06  
T-250-19 TATUYOU, LLC v. MITHRA MRG INC. Patent Infringement 2019-02-07 Shift Law; SIMPSON, JOHN H;  
T-251-19 TATUYOU, LLC v. EIKON DEVICE INC. Patent Infringement 2019-02-07 Shift Law; SIMPSON, JOHN H;  
T-253-19 TATUYOU, LLC v. TCM/WWT SUPPLY GROUP Patent Infringement 2019-02-07 Shift Law; SIMPSON, JOHN H;  
T-255-19 TATUYOU, LLC v. PAINFUL PLEASURES INC. Patent Infringement 2019-02-07 Shift Law; SIMPSON, JOHN H;  
T-257-19 TATUYOU, LLC v. SECONDSKIN TATTOO AFTERCARE INC. Patent Infringement 2019-02-07 Shift Law; SIMPSON, JOHN H;  
T-260-19 TATUYOU, LLC v. SANIDERM MEDICAL, LLC. Patent Infringement 2019-02-07 Shift Law; SIMPSON, JOHN H;  
T-266-19 THE ESTATE OF BRYAN NASH GILL v. 1923265 ONTARIO INC. d.b.a. BACKHOUSE Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2019-02-08 Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; GORDON, JEFFREY K;  
T-293-19 DAVID MICHAELS v. AGROS TRADING CONFECTIONERY SPOLKA AKCYJNA Trade Mark – Appeal of a decision of the Registrar 2019-02-14  
T-294-19 CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BLUE CROSS PLANS v. HOME CARE BY DOCTORS INC. Trade Mark Infringement 2019-02-14  

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IP Federal Court Appeal Proceedings Year To Date

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File No. Style of Cause Proceeding Type Date Started Firms*
A-24-19 PFIZER CANADA INC. v. AMGEN INC. ET AL Appeal (S.27 – Interloc.) – Others – (Pegfilgrastim*) 2019-01-09 Norton Rose FULBRIGHT CA LLP; PASPARAKIS, ORESTES;  
A-45-19 Bell Canada et al. v. Copyright collective of Canada et al. S.28 Copyright Board 2019-01-17 Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP; KERR-WILSON, GERALD;  
A-47-19 COPYRIGHT COLLECTIVE OF CANADA ET AL v. BELL CANADA ET AL S.28 Copyright Board 2019-01-17 GOWLING WLG (CANADA) LLP; CALLAGHAN, JOHN;  
A-68-19 PAUL WILLIAMS COB IT ESSENTIALS v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. Appeal (S.27 – Interloc.) – Copyright Act 2019-02-07  

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Notes:

  • Firms – The firms listed are either the plaintiff firm as listed by the Federal Court or the firms as can (automatically) be identified as appearing on any hearings.
  • Proceedings status – For each proceeding the current status as can best be (automatically) determined is listed. This is based on an automatically review of the docket entries for each proceeding.
  • Patented Medicine – Medicinal ingredients are based on automated analysis and should not be relied upon.

Lists generated on February 15, 2019

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