Intellectual Property Proceedings in Federal Court for 2021

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 March 5, 2021]

Number of Proceedings

[IP is 13.8% of FC proceedings (56 of 407) year-to-date]

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

Number of Proceedings % of IP Type
16 28.6% Trade Mark Infringement
12 21.4% Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions]
10 17.9% Copyright Infringement [Actions]
4 7.1% Patent Infringement
4 7.1% Trade Mark Opposition
3 5.4% Patent – Correction of Register
3 5.4% S. 18.1 Application for Judicial Review
2 3.6% Trade Mark Expungement
1 1.8% Trade Mark – Passing Off
1 1.8% Copyright – Correction of Register

IP Federal Court Proceedings Year To Date

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File No. Style of Cause Proceeding Type Date Started Firms*
T-5-21 MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP. ET AL v. SANDOZ CANADA INC. Patent Infringement – (Sitagliptin*) 2021-01-04 MCCARTHY TETRAULT LLP; MASON, STEVEN;  
T-6-21 MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP. ET AL v. SANDOZ CANADA INC. Patent Infringement – (Sitagliptin*) 2021-01-04 Fineberg Ramamoorthy LLP 
T-16-21 BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA)LTD., ET AL v. SANDOZ CANADA INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Linagliptin*) 2021-01-06 Smart & Biggar; Fineberg Ramamoorthy LLP 
T-20-21 1161396 Ontario Inc. d.b.a. SM Enterprises v. Metro Inc. et al Trade Mark Expungement 2021-01-06 Norton Rose Fulbright 
T-33-21 MCMASTER UNIVSERSITY ET AL v. BEMO ACADEMIC CONSULTING INC. Trade Mark Infringement 2021-01-07 Norton Rose Fulbright Canada; GRENON, AMY;  
T-37-21 RENT BUREAU OF CANADA LTD. v. RENTERCHECKS INFORMATION SERVICE LTD. Trade Mark Opposition 2021-01-08 GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON LLP; SARTORIO, KEVIN;  
T-106-21 CROWN LIFT TRUCK SERVICES INC. v. CROWN EQUIPMENT CORPORATION Trade Mark Expungement 2021-01-14 Joel Etienne; ETIENNE, JOEL;  
T-108-21 ARCTIC KINGDOM POLAR EXPEDITIONS INC. v. CASSELS BROCK & BLACKWELL LLP Trade Mark Opposition 2021-01-14 MILLER THOMPSON LLP; REIVE, DAVID M;  
T-124-21 JANSSEN INC. ET AL v. APOTEX INC. Patent Infringement – (Paliperidone*) 2021-01-18 BELMORE NEIDRAUER LLP; WILCOX, PETER;  
T-135-21 ZAST-FOODS CORPORATION v. U-BE-LIVIN SMART INC, d.b.a NÜÜD FOODS Trade Mark Infringement 2021-01-20 Conduit Law Professional Corp; PAREKH, ROHIT;  
T-142-21 THE CANADIAN CORPS OF COMMISSIONAIRES v. GOTOCANADA IMMIGRATION SERVICE LTD. Trade Mark Infringement 2021-01-20 RIDOUT & MAYBEE LLP; CHARNESS, MITCHELL;  
T-143-21 MAKE SPACE INC. v. MAKESPACE LLC Trade Mark Infringement 2021-01-20 Richards Buell Sutton LLP; WOOLLEY, JONATHAN;  
T-151-21 SONOS INC v. DUCK DISTRIBUTION INC et al Trade Mark Infringement 2021-01-22 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP; GODFREY, R NELSON;  
T-157-21 H.O.W. MEDICAL SOLUTIONS LTD. v. OAKRIDGE GRASS STATION INC. Trade Mark Infringement 2021-01-25 Ridout & Maybee LLP; TACKABERRY, D PAUL;  
T-159-21 SHERWOOD INDUSTRIES LTD. v. HART STORES INC., and others Trade Mark Infringement 2021-01-25 Clark Wilson LLP; WILSON, CLARK;  
T-165-21 7294140 CANADA INC. dba ZOOMTONER v. CONNEXLOGIX INC. ET AL. Trade Mark Infringement 2021-01-26 Pinto Legal Inc.; CHEVALIER, MICHAEL;  
T-172-21 Sinclair Range Inc. et Al. v. Primeline Tools Inc. Trade Mark – Passing Off 2021-01-27 GOWLING WLG (CANADA) LLP; SAVOY, MARTHA J;  
T-177-21 Adam Sachs et Al. v. Watermark Print Media Limited et Al. Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2021-01-28 Shift Law Professional Corp; SIMPSON, JOHN H;  
T-184-21 SCEND, LLC v. 1037166 ONTARIO INC., cob BEST RATE AUTO SALES Trade Mark Infringement 2021-01-29 Miller Law; MILLER, NANCY A;  
T-188-21 MERCK SHARP ET AL v. TEVA CANADA LIMITED Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Sitagliptin*) 2021-01-29 OSLER, HOSKIN & HARCOURT LLP; WHITE, J BRADLEY;  
T-190-21 MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP.ET AL v. TEVA CANADA LIMITED Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Sitagliptin*) 2021-01-29 OSLER, HOSKIN & HARCOURT LLP; WHITE, J BRADLEY;  
T-200-21 NSI INTERNATIONAL INC. v. AMAX GROUP USA, LLC Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2021-02-02 MBM Intellectual Property Law; MILLER, SCOTT;  
T-201-21 GLOBEFILL INCORPORATED v. LOBLAW COMPANIES LIMITED ET AL Trade Mark Infringement 2021-02-03 Ridout & Maybee LLP; HANNA, KENNETH D;  
T-202-21 JEMIE B.V. v. ACTIVE AGRISCIENCE INC. Trade Mark Infringement 2021-02-03 OSLER, HOSKIN & HARCOURT LLP; COTTER, JOHN C;  
T-206-21 YELDA HABER VE GÖRSEL YAYINCILIK A.S. v. GLWIZ INC. et Al. Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2021-02-03 Baker & McKenzie LLP; BAKER & MCKENZIE;  
T-213-21 SAFETY FIRST CONSULTING PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION v. SAFETY FIRST LTD. Trade Mark Infringement 2021-02-04 Loopstra, Nixon & McLeish; THURLOW, MATTHEW;  
T-218-21 EVERY GREEN INTERNATIONAL INC v. IHAD ECOMMERCE LTD. Trade Mark Infringement 2021-02-04 Stockwoods LLP; NIEJENHUIS, BRENDAN VAN;  
T-231-21 Joseph Tomelleri v. LIFESTYLE INTEGRATED INC. Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2021-02-05 Kornfeld LLP; LUCAS, DEVIN P;  
T-236-21 THE INCORPORATED d.b.a THE TRAGICALLY HIP v. TRILLIUM BEVERAGE Trade Mark Infringement 2021-02-09 GILBERT’S LLP; ANAND, NISHA;  
T-240-21 H. LUNDBECK A/S et Al. v. THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS Patent – Correction of Register – (Vortioxetine*) 2021-02-10 GOWLING WLG (CANADA) LLP; NORMAN, JOHN;  
T-249-21 MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP., ET AL v. DR. REDDY’S LABORATORIES LTD. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Sitagliptin*) 2021-02-12 MCCARTHY TETRAULT LLP; MASON, STEVEN;  
T-250-21 MERCK SHARP ET AL v. DR. REDDY’S LABORATORIES LTD. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Sitagliptin*) 2021-02-12 MCCARTHY TETRAULT LLP; TKACHUK, BOHDANA;  
T-251-21 MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP., ET AL v. DR. REDDY’S LABORATORIES LTD. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Sitagliptin*) 2021-02-12 MCCARTHY TETRAULT LLP; MASON, STEVEN;  
T-252-21 MERCK SHARP ET AL v. DR. REDDY’S LABORATORIES LTD. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Sitagliptin*) 2021-02-12 MCCARTHY TETRAULT LLP; TKACHUK, BOHDANA;  
T-253-21 MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP. ET AL v. TEVA CANADA LIMITED Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Sitagliptin*) 2021-02-12 MCCARTHY TETRAULT LLP; TAIT, DAVID A;  
T-254-21 MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP. ET AL v. TEVA CANADA LIMITED Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Sitagliptin*) 2021-02-12 MCCARTHY TETRAULT LLP; TAIT, DAVID A;  
T-258-21 VIIV HEALTHCARE ULC V. THE MINISTER OF HEALTH S. 18.1 Application for Judicial Review – (DOLUTEGRAVIR*) 2021-02-12 Norton Rose Fulbright Canada; WALL, KRISTIN;  
T-262-21 PLAEX BUILDING SYSTEMS INC. v. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CANADA AND OTHERS Copyright – Correction of Register 2021-02-16 FOLGER, RUBINOFF LLP; DERENYI, EUGENE F;  
T-276-21 SEISMOTECH SAFETY SYSTEMS INC. v. IRADJ FOROOTAN et Al. Patent – Correction of Register 2021-02-16 Evolink Law Group; LIN, SIMON;  
T-304-21 PELOTON INTERACTIVE, INC. ET AL. v. MAD DOGG ATHLETICS, INC. Trade Mark Opposition 2021-02-17 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP; SARTORIO, KEVIN;  
T-309-21 Ilir BESHIRI v. The Attorney General of Canada Patent – Correction of Register 2021-02-18 Macera & Jarzyna LLP; BORDMAN, JAIMIE;  
T-335-21 DOMINIC KERAVEL BERTRAND c. PRESTON SHIMEK Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2021-02-19 SIMON GRANT; GRANT, SIMON;  
T-336-21 Joseph Tomelleri v. Whitefish Watershed Association Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2021-02-19 Kornfeld LLP; LUCAS, DEVIN P;  
T-340-21 STEVEN DUESING et Al. v. CANADA (MINISTER OF HEALTH) et Al. S. 18.1 Application for Judicial Review 2021-02-22 Justice Centre for; HASSAN, SAYEH;  
T-342-21 Joseph Tomelleri v. CAN STOCK PHOTO INC. Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2021-02-22 Kornfeld LLP; LUCAS, DEVIN P;  
T-349-21 CHEUNG’S BAKERY PRODUCTS LTD. v. EASYWIN LTD. Trade Mark Opposition 2021-02-23 Smart & Biggar; NUTTALL, EVAN;  
T-350-21 STEVEN DUESING et Al. v. CANADA (MINISTER OF HEALTH) et Al. S. 18.1 Application for Judicial Review 2021-02-23 Justice Centre for; HASSAN, SAYEH;  
T-361-21 GRACO MINNESOTA INC. v. CORTEX INDUSTRIES INC. Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2021-02-24 Norton Rose Fulbright Canada; DAVIS, MARK EDWARD;  
T-373-21 BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA CO ET AL v. SUN PHARMA CANADA INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Apixaban*) 2021-02-26 MCCARTHY TETRAULT LLP; MASON, STEVEN G;  
T-374-21 VIDÉOTRON LTÉE ET AL c. TECHNOLOGIES KONEK INC. ET AL Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2021-02-26 Smart & Biggar; SMART & BIGGAR;  
T-379-21 MOLO DESIGN, LTD. v. CHANEL CANADA ULC et Al. Patent Infringement 2021-03-01 MILLER THOMPSON LLP; REIVE, DAVID M;  
T-380-21 BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC. v. DR. REDDY’S LABORATORIES LTD. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Sapropterin*) 2021-03-01 Gowling WLG LLP (Canada); SMITH, PATRICK;  
T-383-21 ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC. ET AL v. SANDOZ CANADA INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Dapagliflozin*) 2021-03-01 Smart & Biggar; HAMILTON, J SHELDON;  
T-386-21 2572495 ONTARIO INC. v. VACUUM SPECIALISTS (1985) LTD. et Al. Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2021-03-01 Silvergate Law; WAGNER, JAMES J D;  
T-388-21 H.O.W. Medical Solutions Ltd. v. Tyler Robert Leroux, Doing Business As “The Grass Station” Trade Mark Infringement 2021-03-02 Ridout & Maybee LLP; TACKABERRY, PAUL;  
T-408-21 LULULEMON ATHLETICA CANADA INC v. KATELYN DAWN CAMPBELL and other Trade Mark Infringement 2021-03-04  

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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-1-21 NUHA NANCY SALLOUM v. IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS OF CANADA ET AL. Appeal (S.27 – Interloc.) – Others [from T-834-20 – Trade Mark – Passing Off] 2021-01-04 Not represented/Non représenté; —;  
A-4-21 PHARMASCIENCE INC. v. TEVA CANADA INNOVATION et al Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Patent Act – (Glatiramer*) 2021-01-06 Goodmans LLP; SCOPA, JORDAN;  
A-23-21 ALLERGAN INC. v. SANDOZ CANADA INC. ET AL Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Application for Judicial Review [from T-2023-18 – Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions]] – (Silodosin*) 2021-01-25 MCCARTHY TETRAULT LLP; -;  
A-25-21 TYLER WHITE dba BEAST IPTV v. WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. et al. Appeal (S.27 – Interloc.) – Copyright Act 2021-01-25 Macera & Jarzyna LLP; HOWARD P. KNOPF;  
A-26-21 WARNER BROS ENTERTAINMENT INC. ET AL v. TYLER WHITE dba BEAST IPTV Appeal (S.27 – Interloc.) – Application for Judicial Review [from T-1176-20 – Trade Mark Infringement] 2021-01-26 PALLETT VALO LLP; RUSSO, JOHN;  
A-31-21 PHARMASCIENCE INC. v. BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB ET AL Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Patent Act – (Apixaban*) 2021-02-02 Fineberg Ramamoorthy LLP; KAVITA RAMAMOORTHY;  
A-32-21 PHARMASCIENCE INC. v. BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB ET AL Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Patent Act – (Apixaban*) 2021-02-02 Fineberg Ramamoorthy LLP; KAVITA RAMAMOORTHY;  
A-33-21 SANDOZ CANADA INC. v. BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA CO. ET AL Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Patent Act [from T-503-19 – Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions]] – (Apixaban*) 2021-02-03 Sprigings IP; CAROL HITCHMAN;  
A-34-21 SANDOZ CANADA INC. v. BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA CO. ET AL Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Patent Act [from T-504-19 – Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions]] – (Apixaban*) 2021-02-03 Sprigings IP; CAROL HITCHMAN;  
A-35-21 JASON SWIST ET AL. v. MEG ENERGY CORP. Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Statutory Appeal [Appeal from 2021 FC 10 in T-1069-14] 2021-02-03 GILBERT’S LLP; TIM GILBERT;  
A-36-21 JANSSEN INC. ET AL v. PHARMASCIENCE INC. Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Patent Act [from T-182-19 – Patent Infringement] – (Abiraterone*) 2021-02-05 BELMORE NEIDRAUER LLP; WILCOX, PETER; BELMORE NEIDRAUER LLP; WILCOX, PETER;  
A-37-21 JANSSEN INC. ET AL v. DR. REDDY’S LABORATORIES LTD. ET AL Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Patent Act [from T-978-19 – Patent Infringement] – (Abiraterone*) 2021-02-05 BELMORE NEIDRAUER LLP; WILCOX, PETER; BELMORE NEIDRAUER LLP; WILCOX, PETER;  
A-38-21 JANSSEN INC. ET AL v. APOTEX INC. Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Patent Act [from T-84-19 – Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions]] – (Abiraterone*) 2021-02-05 BELMORE NEIDRAUER LLP; WILCOX, PETER;  
A-44-21 HOSPIRA HEALTHCARE CORP. ET AL v. KENNEDY TRUST FOR RHEUMATOLOGY ET AL Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Application for Judicial Review [from T-396-13 – Patent Impeachment] – (Infliximab*) 2021-02-11 Sprigings IP; SPRIGINGS, WARREN; DLA PIPER (CANADA) LLP; -;  
A-54-21 NATURALLY SPLENDID ENTERPRISES LTD. v. BRANDSTORM, INC. Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Trade-marks Act 2021-02-22 SMITHS IP; SMITH, PAUL;  
A-57-21 MAOZ BETSER-ZILEVITCH v. PETROCHINA CANADA LTD Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Others [from T-1158-18 – Patent Infringement] 2021-02-25 Aitken Klee LLP; CRINSON, MICHAEL;  

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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 March 5, 2021

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