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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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They no longer own that asset, is there anything I can do?

Doing your due diligence before entering into a contract or lease agreement with an individual or corporation can be beneficial in the long run.  It may seem mundane to double check their credit and making sure they actually own the house they say they do, but these mundane searches can be the evidence needed to

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Charging for your Time? Prove it!

People are freelancing more now than ever and has become a reality for many Canadians.   If you are a freelancer or provide your services by billing your clients for your time, make sure you record your time, or you may not get paid. At our firm, a large portion of our work is billed

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