Intellectual Property Injunctions in Canada

You win some, you lose some.

An injunction is essentially a court order which prevents a company from doing something, such as using a trade-mark or a patent.  It can be a very useful tool in intellectual property litigation.  However, as we’ve reviewed in other cases, the test in Canada for obtaining – and maintaining – an injunction is not easy to meet.  The test derives from the Supreme Court decision in RJR-Macdonald Inc. v. Canada (A-G), 1994 CanLII 117 (S.C.C.) .  Two recent Canadian cases illustrate this – one win and one loss:

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