Richard Stobbe

Richard Stobbe

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The Advisor, Winter 2014 - Franchise Law Series: Part One

A “Pet Valu” franchisee in Ontario claimed that sales were declining, so the owner tried to escape her franchise agreement. After termination of the agreement, her husband established a competing “Pet Stuff” business nearby....more

2/28/2014 - Canada Franchise Agreements Franchises Franchisors I Injunctions Restrictive Covenants

Keeping Secrets: Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Agreements

If you are a business owner or an entrepreneur, you have probably encountered non-disclosure agreements or agreements with a similar title: confidentiality agreements, CAs, NDAs or confidential disclosure agreements. These...more

10/18/2013 - Canada Confidentiality Agreements Non-Disclosure Agreement Trade Secrets

Software Licenses and Indemnities: What Obligations Are You Taking On?

License agreements often contain indemnities. An indemnity is a contractual obligation to step in and reimburse some financial obligation such as a liability, loss, or damage. In essence, the party giving the indemnity will...more

6/5/2013 - Boilerplate Language Indemnification Indemnification Clauses Infringement Licenses Patents Software

Protection By Design: Industrial Design Law In Canada

Bodum – a maker of popular coffee-press and glass products – wanted to protect their design for a double-walled drinking glass in a competitive marketplace. Apple wanted to protect the design of their popular handsets like...more

3/6/2013 - Design Patent Industrial Design Infringement Prior Art Registration

Trade-Mark Rights: Across the Border & on the Web

Here are three concepts that are not new: trade-marks, borders and the internet. But the courts are still trying to work out how to handle the three when they collide, as they did in the case of, Inc. v....more

3/4/2013 - Cross-Border v Hrdlicka Trademarks

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