News, Events and PublicationsRelated to Intellectual Property

Another Resounding Victory for the Educational Sector Against Access Copyright

By: Douglas Cottier and Sze-Mei Yeung.

In another recent positive decision for the educational sector,

Public Interest – Rare Cases Where Patent Injunctions Declined

By: Jonathan Woolley

In patent litigation, when a defendant is found to have infringed a plaintiff’s patent, the court...

A Cautionary Tale for Licensors – The Importance of Control Over Trademark Use by Licensees to Avoid Invalidating Trademark Registration Rights

By: Trisha Doré

Although neither keeping a tidy trademark license regime nor chasing infringers sound appealing, the fruits of...

Copyright Issues in the Artificial Intelligence Era

By: Sze-Mei Yeung

With the increasing use and adoption of generative artificial intelligence (“AI”) technologies, copyright issues require careful...

The Doctrine of Licensee Estoppel in Canada

By: Jonathan Woolley

An inventor acquires a patent for their invention, and licenses it to a third party who...

Trademarks Versus Tradenames

By: Karin Binder

Why Incorporation or Registering a Business Name May Not Be Enough

Provincial and federal legislation provides for...

Do You Own Your Name?

By: Tamara Huculak

Protecting your own name as a trademark may be harder than you think. Many well-known and...

Trademarks – Finding a Path Through the Historic Backlog at Canadian Examination

By: Trisha Dore and Karin Binder

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has recently implemented measures to improve...

The Benefits of Registering a Trademark

By: RBS’ Trademark Agents

Richards Buell Sutton has a group of Registered Trademark Agents with extensive experience in the registration...

Congratulations to our Newest Partners

We warmly welcome Rutsu Shikano, Benjamin Hagen, Dan Nugent and Tamara Huculak to the RBS partnership.

RBS Wins Landmark Decision: Government Liable for Trademark Infringement


In a landmark case involving multiple levels of appeal, RBS successfully represented a Vancouver-based energy consulting business against...

Investing in a Future Generation of Business Leaders

Trademark Agent, Trisha Dorè, presented on Intellectual Property basics to students enrolled in Simon Fraser University’s “Resourcing New...