The Canadian Bar Association Family Law Section, Health Law Section and Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Community Form has now responded to Health Canada’s initiative to develop regulations covering the reimbursement of expenditures to surrogates. The CBA has reiterated their 2007 submissions that “the prohibition against compensating gamete donors and surrogates is likely to have an ongoing negative impact on the availability of assisted reproductive technologies for Canadian women and men who choose to use fertility services,” and goes on to note that this will have a disparate impact on the LGBTQ community.
To read the full submissions by the CBA to Health Canada, go to:
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.