Canadian Intellectual Property Law: Cases, Notes and Materials, 2nd ed.

Gregory Hagen, Cameron Hutchison, David Lametti, Graham Reynolds, Teresa Scassa and Margaret Ann Wilkinson

August 2017
Emond Montgomery Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-77255-186-0

Abstract:

Canadian Intellectual Property Law: Cases and Materials, 2nd Edition offers a thorough understanding of foundational concepts such as copyright, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, passing off, and confidentiality. This casebook contains extracts from leading Canadian cases and IP legislation, paired with commentary and discussion questions. This approach ensures students will be prepared to engage in the policy debates that surround this important and evolving area of law.

Chapters from the previous edition have been revised to address both statutory amendments and cases handed down by various courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Coverage of digital copyright has also been made more substantial in response to the rise of digital content creation and consumption, with additional attention paid to trademark issues in the online context.

This timely text is a valuable teaching tool that bridges gaps found in similar texts by addressing all of the main areas of IP law in a single resource.

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About the Author:

Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law. She is a founder and former editor of the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology; author of Canadian Trademark Law (LexisNexis, 2010); co-author of Electronic Commerce and Internet Law in Canada (CCH Canadian Ltd, 2012), which was the winner of the 2013 Walter Owen Book Prize; and co-author of Canadian Intellectual Property Law: Cases, Notes and Materials (Emond Montgomery, 2013). She is also a co-editor of the recently published Intellectual Property for the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Approaches (Irwin Law, 2014). She is a member of the External Advisory Committee of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and of the Canadian Government Advisory Committee on Open Government. She has written widely in the areas of intellectual property law, law and technology, and privacy.

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