Trademark 101 – How do I make sure my preferred business name is not taken?

February 17, 2021
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While it is stressful for many people going through this COVID-19 pandemic, and lockdown forcing many of us to work from home, this pandemic allows us to have more spare time at home. If you are like me, you may be thinking of many different ideas, including ideas for starting up a new business.    Now, after coming up with a new business idea and a new business name,… Read more »

Industrial Designs: What’s New?

November 20, 2018
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What changes were recently made to industrial designs practice in Canada? Read about amendments to the Industrial Design Act and new regulations, and what these mean for rights holders.

Poppies, Possums and Protecting your Currency

September 27, 2018
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By: and Wing T. Yan

Readers may not have considered the importance of protecting the IP properties of currency. However, mints like the Royal Canadian Mint are commercial enterprises, and contracts for foreign circulation can be very lucrative. A recent dispute between the Royal Canadian Mint and the Royal Australian Mint illustrates the lengths at which currency manufacturers are willing to go to protect their brand.

Food Delivery Apps – Good for Business?

July 18, 2018
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The traditional method of calling up your favourite restaurant and placing your order directly is increasingly being replaced by food delivery apps such as SkipTheDishes, UberEats and Foodora. In an industry know for its slim profit margins, are food delivery apps actually good for business?

How to test your corporate knowledge

March 26, 2018
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Corporate knowledge, from an intellectual property and technology lawyer’s perspective could be a detailed understanding at the management level of the source and direction of the innovations and technology that underpin the company. But are these invaluable aspects of the business both properly protected in a strategic and cost-effective manner and commercialized to the fullest extent possible?