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Privacy Matters – Do you know where your lawyers store YOUR data?

We all know about the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Privacy Act, and the importance and maintaining an individual’s privacy.  But do you know the lengths that law firms in Ontario take to ensure we keep your information private? When a client retains a lawyer, that lawyer is required to obtain

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The Importance of Moving Your Case Forward in a Timely Manner

The Limitations Act allows you two years to sue a party for money you’re owed.  That doesn’t mean you should wait until the eve of the second year to commence a lawsuit. Why?  Well, memories fade, documents get lost, and witnesses disappear. It is difficult to prove a case if you can’t remember events, lose

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CEO Hit With Personal $ 100k CASL Fine

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has been cracking down on parties that aren’t taking Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) seriously. In fact the CRTC recently sent a message to Canadian businesses that CASL isn’t all bark and no bite. One corporate director in particular is feeling the sharp teeth of this legislation, and that’s Brian

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Is a Trademark for you?

I have written before about the decision to incorporate, or to register a business name, but haven’t touched on Trademarks.  What is a Trademark?  The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) defines Trademark as “a combination of letters, words, sounds or designs that distinguishes one company’s goods or services from those of others in the marketplace.”

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Trademark Law is Changing In Canada – Is Your Brand Ready?

On June 17, 2019 a big change is taking place in Canada’s Trademark world and it will matter to your Brand, if you don’t already have a registered Trademark. The current Canadian system is the first party to prove use of the Trademark is the one who is allowed to register it. On June 17,

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