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Copyright Litigation

Our firm is experienced in copyright advocacy before Federal Court of Canada and the Copyright Board. Our lawyers have assisted clients with various copyright proceedings, such as:

  • Appellate and judicial review proceedings in the Federal Court (Appeal Division) relating to decisions of the Copyright Board of Canada and the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission.
  • Copyright infringement actions before the Federal Court of Canada, including initiating Federal Court actions involving grey goods, and the defence of Federal Court actions brought on behalf of copyright holders against distributors of television programming nation-wide.
  • Representing television and audio programming distributors in Copyright Board proceedings held to fix royalty rates for distribution of copyrighted material.
  • Application for and execution of civil search and seizure orders in the context of software piracy cases.

Our lawyers are also experienced in providing clients with copyright infringement opinions, including opinions concerning digital copyright and the Internet. Our lawyers also have advised educational institutions on the use of potentially copyright protected material for teaching purposes and any applicable exemptions to copyright infringement under Canada's Copyright Act.

While our lawyers have the skills to represent you in court in copyright disputes, they are also experienced negotiators able to pursue and conclude settlement where practical and in our client's best interests – a key feature of Intelligent IP Law.