In this book, reputed experts highlight the special features of Canadian intellectual property law. Situated at the crossroads between legal traditions in Europe and the United States, Canada's intellectual property laws blend various elements from these regions and offer innovative approaches. The chapters focus primarily on patents, trademarks, and copyright, covering both historical and contemporary developments. They are designed to bring perspective to and reflect upon what has become in recent years a very rich intellectual property environment.
Dealing with the characteristic features of Canadian intellectual property law, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers, and undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students of comparative and international intellectual property law, as well as those concerned with industrial property law and copyright law.
Edited by Ysolde Gendreau, Professor of Law, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Contents: Preface PART I: INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY 1. The Challenge of Trademark Law in Canada's Federal and Bijural System Teresa Scassa 2. A Watershed Year for Well Known or Famous Marks Robert G. Howell 3. Canada's Treatment of Geographical Indications: Compliant or Defiant? An International Perspective Dianne Daley 4. From Pasteur to Monsanto: Approaches to Patenting Life in Canada Mark Perry 5. Canadian Pharmaceutical Patent Policy: International Constraints and Domestic Priorities Melanie Bourassa Forcier and Jean-Frederic Morin PART II: COPYRIGHT 6. Canadian Colonial Copyright: The Colony Strikes Back Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse 7. Canadian Originality: Remarks on a Judgment in Search of an Author Abraham Drassinower 8. Moral Rights in Canada: An Historical and Comparative View Elizabeth Adeney 9. A Uniquely Canadian Institution: The Copyright Board of Canada Daniel J. Gervais PART III: OVERLAPPING ISSUES 10. Battleground Between New and Old Orders: Control Conflicts Between Copyright and Personal Data Protection Margaret Ann Wilkinson 11. When Intellectual Property Rights Converge - Tracing the Contours and Mapping the Fault Lines `Case by Case' and `Law by Law' Myra J. Tawfik 12. Surfacing: The Canadian Intellectual Property Identity Ysolde Gendreau Index