Dazed and Confused: Five contractual considerations for uncertain times
The year 2020 will not soon be forgotten. Despite the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has also provided a catalyst for substantial innovation and positive disruption to business models and commercial practices. During this time of business adaptation to respond to the unique challen…Continue reading the post titled Dazed and Confused: Five contractual considerations for uncertain times
Support for Businesses during COVID-19: CEBA application deadline extended
Despite being able to resume operations following the lifting of certain governmental restrictions related to COVID-19, many business owners continue to experience unprecedented financial challenges. After months of decreased revenue – or possibly even periods without any revenue – business …Continue reading the post titled Support for Businesses during COVID-19: CEBA application deadline extended
Intellectual Property Considerations for Professionals: Who owns educational or promotional content (like this article)?
Copyright in Content Many businesses, including medical clinics and dental offices, are re-opening after being forced to shut down by public health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the shut down, many professionals and small business owners published various articles, blog po…Continue reading the post titled Intellectual Property Considerations for Professionals: Who owns educational or promotional content (like this article)?
Filing deadlines extended for patents, trademarks and industrial designs in response to COVID-19 – Update: Final extension
Note: This post has been updated to reflect additional notices issued by CIPO, mostly recently on August 5, 2020, each which further extended the previously announced extension. As Canada responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has taken the drasti…Continue reading the post titled Filing deadlines extended for patents, trademarks and industrial designs in response to COVID-19 – Update: Final extension
Canadian direct sales and multi-level marketing: Financial representation and disclosure
According to the Section 55 of the Competition Act, if operators of a multi-level marketing (“MLM”) plan wish to make financial representations to a prospective participant, fair, reasonable, and timely financial disclosure must also be disclosed. At its core, this requirement ensures a pros…Continue reading the post titled Canadian direct sales and multi-level marketing: Financial representation and disclosure
Business Essentials – Episode 7: How intellectual property law affects your business
In Siskinds’ Business Essentials, a limited-run podcast series, Chris Sinal of Siskinds’ Labour & Employment group sits down with some of the firm’s business lawyers to discuss current issues and challenges facing our clients as they adapt to the new business environment resulting from …Continue reading the post titled Business Essentials – Episode 7: How intellectual property law affects your business
Update: Realtors, treat yourselves fairly
In our previous blog post titled “Realtors, treat yourselves fairly”, we discussed Bill 145, Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2019, which would provide realtors with the ability to incorporate a professional real estate corporation. Bill 145 received Royal Assent and has been made into law…Continue reading the post titled Update: Realtors, treat yourselves fairly
Is it time to update the financial statements in your franchise disclosure document?
Financial Statement Requirements for Disclosure Documents Franchise legislation in Canada (currently in the provinces of BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and PEI) contains a requirement that franchisors include financial statements for their most recently completed fiscal year. …Continue reading the post titled Is it time to update the financial statements in your franchise disclosure document?
Direct Sales in Canada: Understanding Not For Resale Myths
The Not For Resale (“NFR”) distribution entry model to the Canadian market is acutely misunderstood. This discussion will outline the top 3 NFR “myths”, and explore potential legal risks multi-level marketing (“MLM”) businesses face. NFR is a Canadian Importation Rule Not For Re…Continue reading the post titled Direct Sales in Canada: Understanding Not For Resale Myths
Tŝilhqot’in Nation wins 30-year battle
On May 14, 2020 the Supreme Court of Canada (“Supreme Court”) dismissed Taseko Mines Limited’s (“Taseko Mines”) application for leave to appeal a decision of the federal court of appeal. The decision of the Supreme Court resulted in the refusal of the approval for Taseko Mines $1.5-billion d…Continue reading the post titled Tŝilhqot’in Nation wins 30-year battle