Bennett Jones LLP

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4500 Bankers Hall East
855 2nd Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K7, Canada
Contact: Michael Hrytsak, Director, Marketing and Communications
Phone: 403.298.3100
Fax: 403.265.7219
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • China
  • Qatar
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

AT&T's GO PHONE Trademark Registration Saved by Roaming Services Offered in Canada

A recent decision involving an AT&T trademark demonstrates how the global reach of technology businesses can sometimes result in a blurring of markets and make documentation of trademark use in Canada difficult to retrieve and…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

OSFI Suspends Compliance Expectations Against Use Of "Bank Words" by Credit Unions, and Solicits Consultation

Provincially-regulated credit unions that use “bank words” to describe products or services (such as “online banking”) will be relieved to hear that the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Growing Concerns with Proposed Amendments Affecting Private Businesses and their Shareholders

On July 18, 2017, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced sweeping changes to the way private businesses and their shareholders are taxed. The Government's proposals encompass three broad areas: (1) income sprinkling (i.e.,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

Certification an Even Lower Bar Against Lawyers

The decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Hodge v Neinstein, 2017 ONCA 494 [Hodge], released on June 15, 2017, was surprising with respect to its treatment of the balance between common and individual issues in a class…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

The Best Defence Is a Good Offence: How to Get Rid of Threatening Trademark Registrations

In Ontario cottage country, locals have been confronted with the registration of the trademark HALIBURTON, the name of the county in which they operate. The registration may threaten uses made by other businesses in the area…more
 /  Intellectual Property

The Kawartha Lakes Saga Continues: Oil Spills and the Dangers of DIY

Gendron v Thompson Fuels et al provides a cautionary tale for homeowners hoping to "handle things on [their] own". In this case, the plaintiff-homeowner attempted to clean up a domestic fuel oil spill with Tupperware containers,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Toxic Torts

Lobbying in British Columbia—Change is Coming

With the New Democratic Party (NDP) forming British Columbia's next government, lobbying regulation in British Columbia is about to change. The 2017 Confidence and Supply Agreement between the B.C. Green Party Caucus and the…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Court of Appeal Upholds Limit On "Pay First, Dispute Later" Principle

In a recent decision in Talisman Energy Inc v Questerre Energy Corporation, 2017 ABCA 218 [Talisman], the Alberta Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Court of Queen's Bench, to place limits on the "pay now, dispute later"…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Going to California—Google Asks U.S. Court to Declare Supreme Court of Canada's Global Injunction Unenforceable

The Supreme Court of Canada recently confirmed the availability of a novel form of worldwide injunction whereby Google, a non-party to the litigation, was required to block worldwide access to websites operated by a defendant…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

SEC Warns Initial Coin Offerings and Token Sales May be Subject to U.S. Federal Securities Law

Companies considering an Initial Coin Offering, Token Offering or other blockchain-enabled means of capital raising should pay attention to recent guidance issued by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On…more
 /  Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology

The National Energy Board's Role in Crown Consultation

On July 26, 2017, the Supreme Court released two seminal decisions that clarify the role of administrative tribunals, such as the National Energy Board ("NEB"), in fulfilling the Crown’s duty to consult with Indigenous groups…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

How to Avoid the Sharks of Financial Fraud

Twenty-three-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps just raced a great white shark to celebrate Shark Week 2017. He lost. And he didn't race against a live shark, but a computer-generated image of one. Phelps swam alone off…more
 /  Consumer Protection

Self-Incrimination and Settlement Agreements

Misconduct in the securities industry can give rise to both criminal and regulatory liability. One problem that arises from this overlap is the potential for state-compelled self-incrimination. In the criminal context, an…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Securities Law

Cybersecurity: Spear Phishing Covered Under Insurance Policy Where Code Manipulated

Increasingly, insureds faced with cyber fraud losses are going to the courts to interpret their policies. In The Brick Warehouse LP v. Chubb Insurance Company of Canada, 2017 ABQB 413 [The Brick Warehouse], and in Taylor &…more
 /  Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal Clarifies Priority Rules for Builders' Liens Arising in Connection with the Recovery of Minerals

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently released a landmark decision National Bank of Canada v KNC Holdings Ltd, 2017 SKCA 57 (National Bank) which will significantly affect the priority ranking of certain Saskatchewan…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking
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