519 672 2121
Close mobile menu
Published on: 27 Mar 2020 By

Filing deadlines extended for patents, trademarks and industrial designs in response to COVID-19

Note: This post has been updated to reflect a updated notice issued by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on March 27, 2020. As Canada responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has taken the drastic step of extending certain filing deadlines u…

Continue reading the post titled Filing deadlines extended for patents, trademarks and industrial designs in response to COVID-19
Published on: 27 Mar 2020 By

Expanding your multi-level marketing plan to Canada

The Competition Bureau: Achieving positive written opinions for multi-level marketers Canada’s legal system imposes severe civil and criminal penalties on multi-level marketing (MLM) plans that fail to follow the law. Illegitimate businesses face the potential of paying unlimited fines, and …

Continue reading the post titled Expanding your multi-level marketing plan to Canada
Published on: 26 Feb 2020 By

Are Patent “No Challenge Clauses” Enforceable?

It is common for commercial parties to agree not to attack the validity of intellectual property held by one of the parties to the agreement. However, a recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has raised questions about the enforceability of these types of restrictive cove…

Continue reading the post titled Are Patent “No Challenge Clauses” Enforceable?
Published on: 20 Feb 2020 By ,

Cybersecurity and Privacy Considerations for Professionals

Professional organizations, including medical, dental and other health care practices, continually depend on technology and digital advancements to collect, store and organize information about their patients. Increasing use of electronic data and electronic medical records creates a heighte…

Continue reading the post titled Cybersecurity and Privacy Considerations for Professionals
Published on: 13 Feb 2020 By

Section 85: Rollover and Income tax planning

A Section 85 Tax Rollover (“rollover”) is term used to describe a special tax technique that allows a taxpayer to defer all or part of the income which would otherwise be taxed upon transfer. In other words, it allows a taxpayer to defer paying taxes on assets transferred. This is especially…

Continue reading the post titled Section 85: Rollover and Income tax planning
Published on: 14 Jan 2020 By

Should I practice through a professional corporation?

Several years ago, most professions governed by colleges or institutes were granted the ability to incorporate. Since that time, thousands of professionals across Canada have incorporated their practices. For newer graduates, whether, and when, to incorporate will be an important decision. T…

Continue reading the post titled Should I practice through a professional corporation?