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Wednesday April 21, 2021

New Pathways to Permanent Residency for Essential Workers and International Students

Authored by: Scott McGirr Posted in: Immigration

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Wednesday February 24, 2021

Who Owns the IP? Is it the Employer or the Employee?

Posted in: Business Law

Intellectual Property (IP) ownership rules determine whether an Employer or an Employee holds rights to the creation at hand. Although IP covers a broad range of federal laws and statutory rights, the three most relevant to Employers in Canada are Patents, Copyright and Trademarks.

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Wednesday February 17, 2021

Trademark Usage: Simple Rules of the Road

Posted in: Business Law

The display of trademarks causes a tension between legal requirements and marketing priorities. It often requires a delicate balancing of trademark notices and visual appearance considerations.

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Tuesday December 8, 2020

TRADEMARKS: The Perspective of the Average Consumer

Posted in: Business Law

In a court of law, a judge must often assess a person’s act or omission against a certain legal standard of human conduct to determine whether that person’s behaviour was harmful or unlawful.

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Monday December 7, 2020

Cannabis Trademarks on the Rise

Posted in: Business Law

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Friday March 27, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Contractual Obligations

Posted in: Business Law Business Litigation COVID-19

In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many businesses are confronted with questions about the legal and regulatory implications.

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Friday October 26, 2018

Thinking of Becoming a Franchisee?

Authored by: Alanna Mayne, TEP Posted in: Business Law

Opening a franchise location is a great way for you to become a business owner and to work for yourself. Here are a few tips if you are looking to become a franchisee.

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Friday June 1, 2018

NDAs: Are They Worth The Paper They’re Written On?

Posted in: Business Law Employment Law Intellectual Property

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), sometimes called Confidentiality Agreements, are a type of contract which compels its parties to come under the proverbial “cone of silence.”

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Monday March 26, 2018

A Time of Reckoning – IRS Shuts down Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

Posted in: Business Law

As of September 28, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will shut down the 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP).

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Monday March 30, 2015

Incorporating Your Medical Practice: It’s Never Too Early To Talk About It

Authored by: Craig Arsenault, Articling Clerk Posted in: Business Law

Far too many Physicians lose out on significant financial benefits by waiting until they are five, ten or fifteen years into their practice before they decide to incorporate. Don’t let that be you! When you are a Medical Resident, especially one in the final year of your residency, it is important

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Monday July 28, 2014

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation

Authored by: Christene H. Hirschfeld, Q.C., ICD.D Posted in: Business Law

On July 1, 2014, the bulk of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) came into effect. If your business or organization sends electronic messages to communicate information, you must be aware of this law. The legislation is complicated. This overview is intended to highlight the

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Tuesday June 3, 2014

Open for Comment: You Can Help Determine how Crowdfunding will be Regulated

Authored by: Ted R. Sawa Posted in: Business Law

Following the lead of Saskatchewan, the security regulators of Nova Scotia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Manitoba are seeking feedback on proposed regulations with respect to raising money and issuing securities via the internet (‘Proposed Regulations’). Ontario and British Columbia have

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