Intellectual Property Proceedings in Federal Court for 2024

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 28, 2024]

Number of Proceedings

[IP is 10.7% of FC proceedings (44 of 411) year-to-date]

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

Number of Proceedings % of IP Type
14 31.8% Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions]
13 29.5% Trade Mark Infringement
4 9.1% Trade Mark – Appeal of a decision of the Registrar
3 6.8% Trade Mark – Passing Off
2 4.5% Trade Mark Opposition
2 4.5% Patent Infringement
2 4.5% Copyright Infringement [Actions]
1 2.3% Intellectual Property – Other matters
1 2.3% S. 18.1 Application for Judicial Review
1 2.3% Trade Mark Expungement
1 2.3% Intellectual Property – Others [Actions]

IP Federal Court Proceedings Year To Date

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File No. Style of Cause Proceeding Type Date Started Firms*
T-4-24 THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COUMBIA v SAGE DINING SERVICES INC Trade Mark Opposition 2024-01-02 Richards Buell Sutton LLP; WOOLEY, JONATHAN M S;  
T-14-24 JANSSEN INC. et al v AMGEN CANADA INC. Patent Infringement 2024-01-03 BELMORE NEIDRAUER LLP; WILCOX, PETER;  
T-16-24 640945 B.C. Ltd. v. Legacy Private Trust Trade Mark – Appeal of a decision of the Registrar 2024-01-03 CASSELS BROCK & BLACKWELL LLP; MACDONALD, KAREN;  
T-28-24 GRC Food Services Ltd. v. Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spungli AG Trade Mark – Appeal of a decision of the Registrar 2024-01-05 LAWSON LUNDELL LLP; FANCOURT SMITH, MARK;  
T-44-24 Red Maple Manufacturing Inc. v. Red Maple Bio Inc. Trade Mark – Appeal of a decision of the Registrar 2024-01-08 CASSELS BROCK & BLACKWELL LLP; MACDONALD, KAREN;  
T-46-24 NEWAGCO INC. v. BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS SEED US LLC Trade Mark – Appeal of a decision of the Registrar 2024-01-09 Sprigings IP; REIVE, DAVID;  
T-47-24 JANSSEN INC. ET AL v. JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-01-09 Sprigings; Belmore Neidrauer 
T-48-24 JANSSEN INC. ET AL v. JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-01-09 Sprigings; Belmore Neidrauer 
T-56-24 The Noco Company, Inc. v. SHENZHEN YIKE ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. et Al. Patent Infringement 2024-01-10 Smart & Biggar; NORTON, MATTHEW;  
T-62-24 DERMASPARK PRODUCTS INC. et Al. v. FARI BEAUTY SERVICE et Al. Trade Mark Infringement 2024-01-10 PINTO LEGAL; CHEVALIER, MICHAEL;  
T-63-24 FUZHOU UNION-ONE FOODSTUFFS CO., LTD et Al. v. PROSPER UNITY INTERNATIONAL ( Trade Mark Infringement 2024-01-10 WANGCHUN YE; YE, WANGCHUN;  
T-65-24 DERMASPARK PRODUCTS INC. ET AL. v. TOP NOTCH SKIN CARE & AESTHETICS ET AL. Trade Mark Infringement 2024-01-11 PINTO LEGAL; CHEVALIER, MICHAEL;  
T-84-24 Vero UK Limited et Al. v. Sherwood Innovations Inc. Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2024-01-12 GOWLING WLG (CANADA) LLP; JAMES, NICK;  
T-92-24 BAYER INC. ET AL v. CELLTRION, INC. ET AL. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-01-15 McCarthy Tétrault LLP; WASSERMAN, SAMANTHA;  
T-93-24 Bayer Inc. et Al. v. Celltrion, Inc. et Al. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-01-15 McCarthy Tétrault LLP; WASSERMAN, SAMANTHA;  
T-94-24 Bayer Inc. et Al. v. Celltrion, Inc. et Al. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-01-15 McCarthy Tétrault LLP; WASSERMAN, SAMANTHA;  
T-95-24 Bayer Inc. et Al. v. Celltrion, Inc. et Al. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-01-15 McCarthy Tétrault LLP; WASSERMAN, SAMANTHA;  
T-96-24 BAYER INC. ET AL.v. CELLTRION, INC. ET AL. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-01-15 McCarthy Tétrault LLP; WASSERMAN, SAMANTHA;  
T-108-24 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION v. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION O Trade Mark Infringement 2024-01-17 FASKEN MARTINEAU DUMOULIN LLP; PENNER, MARK;  
T-111-24 Epal Aluminum Windows & Doors Perperis ¿ Riskos Aeve v. Alumas Inc. et Al. Trade Mark – Passing Off 2024-01-18 ROMANO LAW OFFICE LAWYERS; ROMANO, BERNIE;  
T-112-24 MALFARA GROUP HOLDINGS INC. et Al. v. GRAND DESIGN BUILD INC. et Al. Trade Mark Infringement 2024-01-18 Sutherland Law; KERSTEN, MATTHEW;  
T-123-24 Planit Software Limited v. Kiet Trac Copyright Infringement [Actions] 2024-01-19 GOWLING WLG (CANADA) LLP; GODFREY, R NELSON;  
T-128-24 Matthew Dubois v. Elijah Woods Intellectual Property – Other matters 2024-01-22 Cox & Palmer; NORMAN, RICHARD W;  
T-133-24 Keren Mitchell v. Minister of Health S. 18.1 Application for Judicial Review 2024-01-22 HAMEED LAW; POPE, NICHOLAS;  
T-140-24 Arc Physio Health Ltd. et Al. v. Joanna Habbous Trade Mark Expungement 2024-01-23 Shift Law Professional Corp; SIMPSON, JOHN H;  
T-156-24 VIIV HEALTHCARE COMPANY ET AL. v. PHARMASCIENCE INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-01-25 TORY’S LLP; MANTINI, NICOLE;  
T-157-24 AÉROPORTS DE MONTRÉAL c. CÉDRIC SONGHAO SHEN Trade Mark Infringement 2024-01-25 FASKEN MARTINEAU DUMOULIN; LALIBERTE, GENEVIEVE;  
T-186-24 CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BLUE CROSS PLANS v. FANTASY FILES, LLC Trade Mark Infringement 2024-02-01 MCCARTHY TETRAULT LLP; GLOVER, DANIEL G C;  
T-191-24 FIVALCO INDUSTRIES CORPORATION v. LI MA et al Trade Mark Opposition 2024-02-01 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP; GODFREY, R NELSON;  
T-214-24 BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD. ET AL v. MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-02-06 SMART & BIGGAR LLP; HAMILTON, J SHELDON;  
T-260-24 LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER et Al. v. GURLEEN KAMBOH et Al. Trade Mark Infringement 2024-02-12 LIPKUS LAW LLP; LIPKUS, DAVID SHAWN;  
T-263-24 LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER ET AL v. STANDARD WEAR INC. ET AL Trade Mark Infringement 2024-02-12 LIPKUS LAW LLP; LIPKUS, DAVID SHAWN;  
T-287-24 LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER et Al. v. SIMRANJIT SINGH et Al. Trade Mark Infringement 2024-02-14 LIPKUS LAW LLP; LIPKUS, DAVID SHAWN;  
T-295-24 LIFE CLINIC NUTRITION INC. v. RELAX.HOUSE INC. o/a ARCANA Trade Mark – Passing Off 2024-02-15 Shift Law Professional Corp; KUPTER, REBECCA;  
T-296-24 Bayer Inc. et al. v. Natco Pharma (Canada) Inc. et al. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-02-15  
T-297-24 Bayer Inc. et al v. Natco Pharma (Canada) Inc. et al Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-02-15 GOWLING WLG (CANADA) LLP; BOYER, WILL;  
T-306-24 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. et Al. v. TEVA CANADA LIMITED Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-02-16 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP; HEPDITCH, JENNY;  
T-320-24 LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER ET AL. v. 14749138 CANADA INC. O/A BRAND’S BARGAIN E Trade Mark Infringement 2024-02-20 LIPKUS LAW LLP; LIPKUS, DAVID SHAWN;  
T-343-24 1202654 ONTARIO INC. o/a SHAWARMA PALACE v. 11399977 CANADA INC. ET AL. Trade Mark Infringement 2024-02-21 Gibsons LLP; RABIN, JASON;  
T-351-24 ARALEZ PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. v. TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-02-22 Robic LLP; CHRIQUI, JOANNE;  
T-352-24 BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD. et Al. v JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions] 2024-02-22 SMART & BIGGAR LLP; HAMILTON, J SHELDON;  
T-356-24 INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L’ORIGINE ET DE LA QUALITÉ ET AL. v. BATH & BODY WORKS Trade Mark – Passing Off 2024-02-22 SMART & BIGGAR LLP; GUAY, FRANCOIS;  
T-358-24 GOLF TOWN LIMITED v. JOHN KENNEDY Trade Mark Infringement 2024-02-22 Baker & McKenzie LLP; HOLLOWAY, JIM;  
T-401-24 2985 LLC d.b.a. Mountain Voyage Co. v. The Ridge Wallet LLC Intellectual Property – Others [Actions] 2024-02-26 Lambert Intellectual Property; LAMBERT, ADRIAN H;  

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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-3-24 RE:SOUND v. PANDORA MEDIA, LLC et al. S.28 Copyright Board 2024-01-02 Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; Diskin, Matthew;  
A-14-24 JUNO PHARMACEUTICALS CORP. v. ALLERGAN, INC. AND ABBVIE CORPORATION Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Patent Act [from T-1994-21 – Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations [Actions]] – (Bimatoprost*) 2024-01-12 Deeth Williams Wall; Deeth, Douglas N;  
A-25-24 USINAGE PRO-24 INC. c. VALLEY BLADES LTD. Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Patent Act [from T-416-19 – Patent Infringement] 2024-01-22 Robic LLP; Sotiriadis, Bob H;  
A-26-24 SAMSUNG BIOEPIS CO., LTD v. NOVARTIS AG ET AL. Appeal (S.27 – Interloc.) – Trade-marks Act [from T-1664-22 – Trade Mark Infringement] 2024-01-22 Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; Diskin, Matthew J;  
A-27-24 BIOGEN INC et al v. NORVATIS AG et al Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Trade-marks Act [from T-1664-22 – Trade Mark Infringement] 2024-01-23 MBM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; Miller, Scott; Not represented/Non représenté; ***DELETED***;  
A-57-24 COPYRIGHT COLLECTIVE OF CANADA et al. v. BELL CANADA et al. S.28 Copyright Board 2024-02-12  
A-58-24 WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES, LTD. v. PROSLIDE TECHNOLOGY, INC. Appeal (S.27 – Interloc.) – Patent Act [from T-1449-20 – Patent Infringement] 2024-02-12  
A-61-24 GALDERMA CANADA INC. v. AGC Appeal (S.27 – Final) – Application for Judicial Review [from T-906-20 – S. 18.1 Application for Judicial Review] 2024-02-13 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP; Ruby, Malcolm;  

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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 28, 2024

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