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McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators published CSA Staff Notice 51-348 which reports on a study of social media use by reporting issuers and provides guidance for public companies who engage with investors and other stakeholders using those channels.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Ontario is looking to change the province's laws that regulate the secondary ticket market for sporting events, concerts, and other entertainment events.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
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.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
With relatively little fanfare, on January 17, 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a regulatory policy imposing new direct regulatory obligations...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Initial interest confusion is aimed primarily at regulating the use of keywords in Internet trading, i.e. words typed by a user into the search field of a search engine when looking for specific information...
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
Canadian advertising and marketing law can sometimes be reduced to simple rules of thumb such as "tell the truth", "be clear", "play fair" and "get consent".
McLennan Ross LLP
Teacher social media postings continue to make headlines.
Clark Wilson LLP
Brand Finance has recently published its 2017 Global 500 Brand Rankings, where GOOGLE has overtaken APPLE in the number one spot for the world's most valuable brand.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The ASC Code is the advertising industry's principal instrument of advertising self-regulation.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
When the private right of action under CASL comes into force on July 1, 2017, affected parties can pursue private lawsuits against those that contravene CASL and claim both the . . .
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On September 7, 2016, the Ontario Court of Justice ("ONCJ") imposed a suspended sentence on a young man charged with criminal harassment, contrary to section 264 of the Criminal Code of Canada...
McMillan LLP
The British Columbia Court of Appeal in Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc., 2017 BCCA 41 has reversed a lower court decision involving whether the use of keywords in online advertising constitutes passing off.
Clark Wilson LLP
The CRTC has issued its first compliance and enforcement decision ("Decision") regarding Canada's anti-spam legislation ("CASL").
Torys LLP
Should technology companies be legally responsible for policing the global Internet to enforce the laws of any one country?*
Bennett Jones LLP
On July 1st, 2017, organizations communicating electronically under Canada's Anti-Spam Law will lose the benefit of the transitional provisions...
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
Brand extensions are closely related to brand equity. The equity of the brand is leveraged by extending the brand to additional wares and services or expansion into new geographical markets.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
During 2016, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") issued important guidance for compliance with Canada's anti-spam legislation and took significant steps to enforce...
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
In the first of four videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2017 series, Katie Jamieson, general counsel & corporate secretary at Vancouver-based Herschel Supply Co., discusses...
Dentons
Canada's Anti-Spam Law came into force on July 1, 2014. Since then, all eyes have been on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for decisions concerning CASL violations.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Since 1997, Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) has been responsible for preclearing consumer directed advertising of non-prescription drugs.
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McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The current nature of social media and, more broadly, the Digital Age, continues to create challenges for legislators and law enforcement officials alike.
McMillan LLP
The B.C. Supreme Court's recent decision in Pritchard v. Van Nes (2016 BCSC 686) serves not only as a reminder that a poster of defamatory comments on social media can be held liable for the damage caused...
Siskinds LLP
In recent years, careless, or let's say, less than sensible comments on social media have gotten countless employees in trouble with their boss.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
In my law practice I routinely advise the private post-secondary sector, which includes private career colleges, private degree granting institutions, language schools...
Crowe Soberman LLP
The factors that help determine whether or not a professional athlete is a resident of Canada for tax purposes can be broken out into two categories: Significant Residential Ties...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 9, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators published CSA Staff Notice 51-348 which reports on a study of social media use by reporting issuers and provides guidance for public companies who engage with investors and other stakeholders using those channels.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
As more industries look to capitalize on mobile platforms, and as smartphones and tablets increasingly become the "first screen" for customers, mobile apps will continue to play an integral role...
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has confirmed that it now plans to implement the amendments to the Trademarks Act in early 2019.
Torys LLP
recent decision by the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, in a reversal of a 2015 British Columbia Supreme Court ruling (as we previously reported here)...
Miller Thomson LLP
Amazon has agreed to pay a $1,000,000 administrative monetary penalty and $60,000 in Competition Bureau costs, following the Bureau's conclusion that Amazon did not substantiate its sale prices.
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