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By John McKeown
Consumers are faced with a multitude of product choices. Typically they seek to reduce the complexity of their buying decisions by focusing on key pieces of information.
By Michael Rotsztain
In Recent Payless Decision Ontario Court Sides with Landlords and Refuses to Grant DIP Recognition Order, showing that Recognition of US DIP Orders under the CCAA is not Automatic.
By John McKeown
There have been relatively few cases which have considered situations involving co-branding although co-branding is fairly common.
By Georgea Wolfe
The Bulk Sales Act (Ontario) (the "BSA") was enacted in Ontario in 1917 with the purpose of combatting then prevalent commercial fraud.
By John McKeown
A recent decision of the Federal Court has enforced technical protection measures under the Copyright Act. This is the first decision to do so.
By John McKeown
A recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court deals with an architect's right to seek payment from a purchaser of an apartment development constructed using the architect's plans...
By John McKeown
A recent decision of a UK court has considered a claim for passing-off relating to the shape and decoration of a product.
By John McKeown
A recent U.K. case dealt with a claim for trademark infringement relating to the use of a domain name and the impact of the Google AdWords and AdSense programs on the claim as well jurisdictional issues.
By John McKeown
Co-branding occurs when two brand names are used together at the same time. In the most extreme form of co-branding, two brands are presented together to create synergies and increase consumer demand.
By John McKeown
Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has introduced new obligations relating to commercial electronic messages and other related matters.
By John McKeown
A company may have a system or hierarchy of brands. For example, General Motors has a number of branded divisions which include CADILLAC and CHEVROLET, among others.
By Robert M. Jackson
Negotiation – the very essence of the word often conjures up the thought of adversarial trade-offs, however, when negotiating a purchase/sale agreement parties should turn away from opposing positions.
By Catherine Willson
This series of videos will help Canadian contractors get paid in the construction industry. Contractors should be paid promptly by owners and developers just like they pay their mortgagees.
By John McKeown
A recent decision of the Court of Appeal for the United Kingdom deals with these issues and dismissed an action brought by a number of large tobacco companies attacking the introduction...
By John McKeown
A recent UK case deals with a claim for passing-off that was advanced by a trade association.