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HTMLUnited States Patent and Trademark Office Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility
Robert Irani; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has published its 2014 Interim Eligibility Guidance of Subject Matter Eligibility for use by USPTO personnel in determining subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 of the United States Patent Act, which we wrote about here. The Guidance does not...

 

HTMLGST/HST Closely Related Entities Election - New Filing Requirements
Douglas Chen, Jesse I. Goldman, John (Jay) A. Winters; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
If you are planning on adding a closely related GST group election in the new year (CRA Form GST25), you will now need to file it with the CRA. Further, any pre-2015 elections will also have to be filed before the end of 2015. Given the new filing requirements, this may be a good time to review...

 

HTMLCourt Considers Unreasonably Withholding Consent under CAPL Operating Procedure in Precedent-Setting Decision
Laura M. Gill, Grant N. Stapon; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
In IFP Technologies (Canada) v Encana Midstream and Marketing, 2014 ABQB 470, the Court clarified for the first time the circumstances in which a party that waives its right of first refusal under Article 24 of the 1990 CAPL Operating Procedure may withhold its consent to a disposition of the...

 

HTMLCanada Imposes New Trade Restrictions on Russia’s Oil Exploration and Extraction Sector
Jessica B. Horwitz, Matthew S. Kronby; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2015, previously published on December 20, 2014
On Friday, December 19, 2014, the Government of Canada announced amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to impose product-specific restrictions on the supply of certain goods to Russia’s oil sector, specifically with respect to deepwater, Arctic, and shale...

 

HTMLCrossing the M&A Finish Line when Selling Your Business
Bryan C. Haynes; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015
In a trending discussion on Linkedin.com from the Business Succession Canada group, R. John Dolbec provides an excellent overview on selling a business and aptly likens the process to running a marathon (Selling Your Business is Like Running a Marathon). He describes the long and arduous process of...

 

HTMLDirectors Need to Meet High Standard to Avoid Liability
Alison J. Gray; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
The Tax Court of Canada again confirmed that directors of corporations will have a high burden to meet to establish a due diligence defence and avoid liability for unremitted source deductions.

 

HTMLRescission: Another Remedy to Address Unintended Tax Consequences
Alison J. Gray; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015
While the equitable remedy of rectification is often sought as a means to address unintended tax consequences, rescission is also an available remedy in the appropriate cases. The British Columbia Supreme Court’s decision in Re 0741508 BC Ltd and 0768723 BC Ltd, 2014 BCSC 1791, is an example...

 

HTMLCBSA Shares its 2015 Customs Compliance Verification Targets
Darrel H. Pearson; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015
On the first business day of the new year, the 6th of January 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued its customs compliance verification priorities for 2015. After first noting that trade program verifications of tariff classification, customs valuation and origin are not limited to...

 

HTMLInternational Anti-Corruption Day
Jessica B. Horwitz; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
Today is International Anti-Corruption Day. This occasion is a good opportunity to think about whether your organization has sufficient systems, policies and controls in place to ensure ethical and responsible business practices both at home and abroad.

 

HTMLSupreme Court to Clarify the Liability of Canadian Corporations for Acts of their Foreign Affiliates
Alison J. Gray, Justin R. Lambert, David J. Wahl; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 23, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada today heard argument in a case that will clarify whether a judgment obtained in a foreign country against a foreign corporate entity can be enforced in Canada against a Canadian affiliate of that foreign entity, even when the Canadian affiliate was not party to the...

 


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