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Limitation period

Limitation periods and emails: Can an email signature extend a limitation period?

Potential debtors and defendants should proceed cautiously when exchanging emails with potential creditors and claimants knowing that such emails may extend potential limitation periods.


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IP monitor: Trademarks unlimited provincially

In a recent summary judgement decision with respect to trade mark infringement Driving Alternative Inc v. Keyz Thankz Inc, the Federal Court of Canada decided that the Federal limitation period of six years applied to this trade-mark infringement which occurred in Ontario because the evidence of the Plaintiff established that the activities of the Defendants have caused damage to the Plaintiff beyond Ontario, including confusion in Alberta.


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