Allyson Whyte Nowak (CA)

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Federal Court issues new consolidated guidelines on complex proceedings

On October 22, 2020, the Federal Court (FC) issued new Case and Trial Management Guidelines for Complex Proceedings (the FC Guidelines). These new consolidated FC Guidelines address many of the topics raised in the following earlier FC Notices to the Profession: Case management: Increased Proportionality in Complex Litigation before the Federal Court (June 24, 2015); … Continue reading

Ground Hog Day: Interim Injunctive Relief Denied for the Protection of Trade-mark Rights

A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Rhéo Thompson Candies Limited v. Thompson confirms that an injunction will not issue to prevent the continued infringement of a registered trade-mark unless the owner of the mark can show that in the absence of an injunction, damages cannot be quantified or no remedy is … Continue reading