International/crossborder law


  • Confusion about municipal obligations emerges

    Confusion about municipal obligations emerges

    Nov 12, 2018

    Two decisions of the Court of Appeal released earlier this fall on the same day appear to be causing confusion about the extent of the legal obligations of municipalities to reduce the risk of automobile accidents at intersections.

  • Trade agreement has new environmental rules

    Trade agreement has new environmental rules

    Nov 5, 2018

    The conclusion of the renewed NAFTA agreement, renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, contains new environmental provisions that have enforceable guidelines around water and air quality that the original agreement did not.

  • Trudeau’s gift to Google

    Oct 29, 2018

    With little fanfare or consultation, the Trudeau government with its commitment to the USMCA proposes to significantly alter the existing common law in Canada related to the law of defamation.

  • Canada on U.S. watch list for IP rights

    Canada on U.S. watch list for IP rights

    Oct 15, 2018

    Canada fully deserves its spot on the U.S. Trade Representative’s notorious priority watch list for intellectual property rights thanks to its failure to stop the flow of counterfeit goods through the country’s ports, according to a Toronto lawyer.

  • Data release ordered

    Data release ordered

    Oct 15, 2018

    Canada can remain at the forefront of clinical trial transparency after the Federal Court ordered the release of data to a public health researcher, according to the university professor’s lawyer.

  • Foreign businesses can keep their marks

    Foreign businesses can keep their marks

    Oct 15, 2018

    Intellectual property lawyers say Canada’s trademark law is catching up with the modern world after a pair of federal court decisions allowing foreign businesses to keep their marks despite having no physical presence in the country.

  • Habeas corpus arguments strengthened

    Habeas corpus arguments strengthened

    Oct 15, 2018

    Judges at the Court of Appeal for Ontario said they will allow an appeal on whether immigrants facing “virtual house arrest” meet the requirements for habeas corpus.

  • Will mass copyright infringement litigation slow?

    Will mass copyright infringement litigation slow?

    Oct 15, 2018

    It’s too early to tell whether a Supreme Court of Canada decision on who should bear the cost of identifying alleged online pirates will stem the tide of mass copyright infringement litigation, according to a Toronto lawyer.

  • Trade lawyers keeping an eye on tariff-rate quotas

    Trade lawyers keeping an eye on tariff-rate quotas

    Oct 1, 2018

    Market data from the first year of implementation of the Canada-EU trade agreement showed that Canada’s implementation of tariff-rate quotas on European cheese was found to have been done in a manner that did not open up markets as promised.

  • Ruling shows more immigration law knowledge needed

    Ruling shows more immigration law knowledge needed

    Sep 24, 2018

    Immigration lawyers say a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada drives home the need for criminal defence counsel to bolster their immigration law knowledge in order to properly represent non-citizen clients.

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