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 HomeAway.com, Inc. v....more

3/4/2013 - Cross-Border HomeAway.com v Hrdlicka Trademarks VRBO.com

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