Chris Bennett – Davis LLP

Are you ready for Canada's new anti-spam legislation?

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

| Consumer Protection, Law Firm Marketing, MLM / Direct Sales, MLM...

Canadian Trade-marks - Keep your head up on the ice!

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

| Intellectual Property

Tech Liability: Tales of the Unexpected

There are many sources of potential liability for tech companies. This article summarizes several of them…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, &...

Gift Card Legislation in Canada

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

| Consumer Protection, Franchise Law, Intellectual Property

Copyright Liability for Electronic Postings in Canada

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

| Intellectual Property

Case report: Crookes v. Wikimedia Foundation Inc.

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

| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trademarks Rock! (Sound marks in Canada)

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

| Intellectual Property

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