Tag archives: Federal Court of Appeal

Legal update: common interest privilege in commercial transactions

On March 6, 2018, the Federal Court of Appeal reversed the decision of the Federal Court of Canada in Iggillis Holdings Inc v Canada (National Revenue). As we discussed in a previous post, the trial court decision in Iggillis Holdings had called into question the availability of common interest privilege in commercial transactions. The trial … Continue reading

Federal Court of Appeal endorses projecting future events in upholding Canadian Competition Tribunal decision

On February 11, 2013, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) released its reasons in Commissioner of Competition v Tervita Corporation, an appeal of the Competition Tribunal’s (the Tribunal) 2012 divestiture order against Tervita. The case is important because it marks the first time the commissioner of competition has successfully challenged a merger based on a … Continue reading

Business-related patents

This post was contributed by Matthew Marquardt, Partner, Norton Rose Canada LLP and Laura Johnson, Associate, Norton Rose Canada LLP “Business method” patents remain a hot topic in business and legal circles, yet are still too often overlooked – particularly in contexts such as M&A. As recently as 2011, the Federal Court of Appeal in … Continue reading
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