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Financial Assistance Available from the Canadian Government for Developing Intellectual Property Rights - Solomon Gold, Patent and Trade-mark Agent

May 17, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Canadian Intellectual Property Office announces that the federal government is here to help The Canadian federal government has been saying for some time that the encouragement of ...

Managing Intellectual Property Risks: In Development and the Aftermarket - Adrian O'Donnell, Patent Specialist

May 03, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD The Internet is awash with advice for entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses for protecting their business, market, products, and technology with intellectual property ...

SECURITIES ALERT - SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR REPORTING ISSUERS

April 10, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Results from a Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) Review Social media has emerged in recent years as a useful way for companies to connect with customers, shareholders and ...

Corporate income may be used to determine support obligations - Bryce Dillon, Family Law Lawyer

April 01, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD In Canada, it is trite law that a corporation is a legal person separate from its shareholders, directors, and officers. However, family courts can “pierce the corporate ...

Tax Credits Support the Spirit of Giving - Alanna Mar, Tax Law Lawyer

March 23, 2017

DOWNLOAD PDF Charitable giving is undoubtedly beneficial to the community, but it can also be beneficial to donors during tax season. The federal government encourages individual charitable ...

Securities Alert - Disclosure of Cyber Security Risks

March 15, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Some guidance from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) The CSA recently reviewed disclosure provided by constituents of the S&P/TSX Composite Index regarding cyber ...

The Streamlining of International Rules: Changes aimed at improving efficiency, transparency - R. Aaron Rubinoff, Partner and firm Co-Chairman & John Siwiec, Litigation Lawyer

March 10, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Important amendments to the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC Rules”) will take effect on March 1, 2017. The amendments seek to enhance ...

Anticipating Increased Interest in Canada as a Place to do Business - By Dirk Bouwer, Business Law Lawyer

February 14, 2017

Article originally appeared on techopia.ca, February 14, 2017. Click here for article.  It is too soon to tell what impact US President Donald Trump’s recent efforts to ban nationals ...

SECURITIES ALERT - Regulators Review Rights Offerings

February 07, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD On December 8, 2015, securities regulators, including the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) adopted an amendment to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus ...

Trump’s Travel Ban: America’s Loss, Canada’s Enduring Opportunity - By Warren Creates, Immigration Lawyer and Adam Sadinsky, Articling Student

February 03, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Canada and the United States are friends, partners and allies; in trade, in security, and in international affairs. What happens south of the border impacts Canada heavily, for ...

What’s New in Real Estate – Exploring Recent Changes to the Land Transfer Tax Act in Ontario - By Patrick N. Aubry

January 20, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD On December 8, 2016, Bill 70, Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016, received royal assent (the “Bill”). Amongst other things, the Bill has made ...

When can an Employee’s Off-Duty Conduct give rise to disciplinary action? - By Karin Pagé, Litigation Lawyer

January 16, 2017

An employee may be disciplined, and even terminated for cause, where his or her off-duty conduct interferes with and prejudices the employer’s business interests and operations, or its ...

Brexit, European Patents and the Unified European Patent - By Adrian O'Donnell, Patent Specialist

January 11, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Whilst a lot of hot air has been expelled over “Brexit” and its potential impacts on the UK and the European Union the question of how it impacts intellectual property ...

The Value of Intellectual Property Registration - By Solomon Gold, Patent and Trademark Agent

January 05, 2017

PDF DOWNLOAD Deciding not to apply for registration of your intellectual property can leave your business inadequately protected Business people do not have access to unlimited funds, and they ...