Many people have warrants issued for their arrest because they failed to attend court for one reason or another. At this time the Judge will issue what is often called a “bench warrant.” This authorizes the police to arrest you and bring you before a Judge.
Why would you voluntarily surrender?
Until the arrest warrant is dealt with the police can arrest you at any time, whether it be at home, work, or at your child’s little league game. Even a simple traffic stop can lead to you being arrested and taken to jail. If you are arrested on a weekday morning, you’ll likely be brought before a Judge that day. However, if you are arrested in the evening, you’ll have to wait until the next day; and if on the weekend, until the following Monday. Should you voluntarily surrender, often times you will be released on more favourable conditions than if the police caught up with you and arrested you.
Canadian trademark practice is evolving every year due to technological advancements in brand marketing and changes in the law itself, whether through legislative amendments to the Trademarks Act or as a result of new judicial interpretations.
When you sue someone for copying your original work of art, music, drama or fiction without your permission, it’s often difficult, time consuming and very costly to calculate and prove the full amount of your financial losses.
During the last century, composers, musicians and their copyright lawyers held a traditional belief and legal understanding that copyright infringement lawsuits related only to stolen lyrics and copied melodies, but not for more abstract compositional elements.