The Canadian federal government recently passed a new anti-spam law that is expected to take effect soon. The law is very broad and the penalties for non-compliance are very steep. Virtually every person and business in Canada…more
Short summary of the biggest mistakes companies make with their Canadian trademarks, including non-registration, delayed registration, not conducting clearance searches, improper trademark licensing, non-use, and forgetting…more
There are many sources of potential liability for tech companies. This article summarizes several of them…more
This article summarizes some of the legal risks of using social networking sites, including securities law risks…more
Gift cards have become wildly popular in Canada. Their main appeal is that they make easy gifts: they're compact, lightweight, and flexible. They're available in a wide range of retail outlets, and they take the guesswork out of…more
You see a great article in Lawyers Weekly. It’s probably about IP or tech law. You decide to share it with a friend. One way to share it would be to send your friend your copy of Lawyers Weekly. Another option would be to…more
In the recent years, blogging has become popular. There are blogs on a wide variety of topics including video game law (www.videogamelawblog.com).
Bloggers create their own websites or online forums, and often invite readers…more
When you think of some of the most valuable trade-marks in the world, you probably think of marks like COCA-COLA, MICROSOFT and IBM. You might also think of some logos, such as McDonalds’ Golden Arches or Nike’s Swoosh design. …more
Descriptive trade-marks are not registrable in Canada: the Canadian Trade-marks Act prohibits
applicants from registering marks that are “clearly” descriptive of the character or quality of the
products or services that are…more
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