An entrepreneur’s intellectual property toolkit: Simple steps to avoid legal headaches

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November 21, 2017
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It’s the legal question known to elicit grimaces in startup circles. Have you done your due diligence? If you’re a successful early stage entrepreneur, the odds are good that the answer is no; you’ve simply been too busy running a business. But there comes a point where it’s important to sit down and ask yourself some tough questions about where your legal risks lie.

Keeping Your Spirits Up: Branding and Third-Party Trademarks

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January 23, 2017
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When developing a brand that signifies the local character of an artisanal product, it is understandable that business owners try to draw upon the rich geographical heritage of the surrounding region. An Ottawa craft distillery recently found out that many of the iconic signs and symbols that we associate with our surroundings may not be simply free for the taking.

Michael Jordan Wins Victory In China’s People’s Supreme Court

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December 21, 2016
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In a long and storied professional basketball career resulting in six NBA championships and five Most Valuable Player awards, former Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan was known for his fierce competitiveness and merciless demeanour both on and off the court. His status as one of the most decorated players in sport’s history was deftly managed… Read more »