Intellectual Property Proceedings in Federal Court for 2023

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 2, 2023]

Number of Proceedings

[IP is 10.3% of FC proceedings (22 of 214) year-to-date]

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

Number of Proceedings % of IP Type
9 40.9% Trade Mark Infringement
8 36.4% Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions]
1 4.5% Intellectual Property – Other matters
1 4.5% Copyright Infringement [Actions]
1 4.5% Copyright Infringement [Applications]
1 4.5% Intellectual Property – Other Applications under the Rules
1 4.5% 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-37-23 DAVE’S HOT CHICKEN FRANCHISE CO, LLC v. FOOD LOVE GENERATION INC. ET AL Trade Mark Infringement 2023-01-05 SMART & BIGGAR LLP; TSIMBERIS, EKATERINA;  
T-38-23 AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION, INC. v. AAA AUTO COLLISION INC. Trade Mark Infringement 2023-01-05 PIASETZKI NENNIGER KVAS LLP; SHOSHAN, STEPHEN;  
T-86-23 GUARDTEK SYSTEMS INC. et Al. v. GUARDTECK SECURITY CORP. et Al. Intellectual Property – Other matters 2023-01-09 PIASETZKI NENNIGER KVAS LLP; REGAN, WILLIAM D;  
T-88-23 LES SYSTÈMES DE MARQUAGE DIAGENT (2004) INC. c. 9314-8120 QUÉBEC INC. Trade Mark Infringement 2023-01-09 BCF s.e.n.c.r.l.; LAUZON, PASCAL;  
T-99-23 AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION, INC. v. BLACK SAND TRANS INC d.b.a. AAA T Trade Mark Infringement 2023-01-10 PIASETZKI NENNIGER KVAS LLP; SHOSHAN, STEPHEN;  
T-104-23 KERRY VANDENBERG ET AL. v. RYAN LINDSAY ET AL Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2023-01-11 Paliare Roland Rosenberg; BUCHOLZ, REN;  
T-138-23 RE/MAX, LLC et Al. v. Homelife Miracle Realty Ltd. Trade Mark Infringement 2023-01-17 Norton Rose Fulbright LLP; MACDONALD, KAREN F;  
T-139-23 LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER et Al. v. TAHIR SAEED QURESHI et Al. Trade Mark Infringement 2023-01-18 LIPKUS LAW LLP; LIPKUS, LORNE M;  
T-140-23 JANSSEN INC. ET AL. v. GENERIC MEDICAL PARTNERS INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Macitentan*) 2023-01-18 BLAKE CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP; SKODYN, ANDREW;  
T-143-23 SAZERAC BRANDS, LLC v. MINHAS SASK VENTURES INC. Trade Mark Infringement 2023-01-18 SMART & BIGGAR LLP; EVANS, MARK;  
T-173-23 Randy Williams v. Music and Entertainment Rights Licensing Independent Netwo Copyright Infringement [Applications] 2023-01-23  
T-174-23 Telugu Association of North America v. Ramakrishna Rao Surapaneni Intellectual Property – Other Applications under the Rules 2023-01-23  
T-176-23 STARLIGHT GROUP PROPERTY HOLDINGS INC. v. STARLIGHT RENTALS ET AL Trade Mark Infringement 2023-01-23  
T-185-23 Rhodes Corporation v. Blackdoor Development Company Inc. et Al. Trade Mark – Passing Off 2023-01-25  
T-191-23 BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD ET AL v. LABORATOIRE RIVA INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2023-01-26 SMART & BIGGAR LLP; PEI, NANCY P;  
T-192-23 BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD et al v. LABORATOIRE RIVA INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Linagliptin*) 2023-01-26 SMART & BIGGAR LLP; PEI, NANCY P;  
T-193-23 BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD ET AL v. LABORATOIRE RIVA INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Linagliptin*) 2023-01-26 SMART & BIGGAR LLP; PEI, NANCY P;  
T-194-23 BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD et al v. LABORATOIRE RIVA INC Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Linagliptin*) 2023-01-26 SMART & BIGGAR LLP; PEI, NANCY P;  
T-195-23 BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD et al v. LABORATOIRE RIVA INC Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Linagliptin*) 2023-01-26 SMART & BIGGAR LLP; PEI, NANCY P;  
T-196-23 BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD. ET AL v. LABORATOIRE RIVA INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Linagliptin*) 2023-01-26 SMART & BIGGAR LLP; PEI, NANCY P;  
T-197-23 BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA)LTD ET AL v. LABORATOIRE RIVA INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] – (Linagliptin*) 2023-01-26 SMART & BIGGAR LLP; PEI, NANCY P;  
T-214-23 Cronoc Group Inc. v. Dycar Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Trade Mark Infringement 2023-02-01  

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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-2-23 MARSHALL MACCIACCHERA DBA SMOOTHSTREAMS.TV ET AL v. BELL MEDIA INC ET AL Appeal (S.27 – Interloc.) – Copyright Act [from T-1257-22 – Copyright Infringement] 2023-01-09 Lomic Law; Lomic, Paul V.;  

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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 2, 2023

Canadian Intellectual Property