Document(s) published by this organization: 91
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|Québec - Language Requirements: Court Rules to Keep Trademark Exception for Public Signs and Posters and Commercial Advertising|
Pablo Guzman, Julio Mena, Marc Philibert; Davis LLP / Davis SENCRL/SRL;
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014The Superior Court of Québec, under the pen of Justice Michel Yergeau, granted a declaratory judgment that maintains the status quo of the well-known trademark exception for public signs and posters and commercial advertising. The awaited decision on April 9, 2014 settled the question...
|Myanmar: Economic Opportunities Continue to Grow|
W. Bryan Dunn, Johanna Goosen, P. Anthony McArthur, John Munnis, Barry Penner; Davis LLP;
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014Business opportunities in Myanmar have been growing, economic sanctions have been receding and the doors have been opening further for foreign investors since May 2013, when we last issued a bulletin on Myanmar. This bulletin provides an update on the significant changes the country is experiencing...
|Canadian Securities Regulators Adopt New Prospectus Exemption for Existing Security Holders|
Derrick K. Auch, Robert N. Black, Don Collie, Marek Lorenc; Davis LLP;
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014The securities regulatory authorities (“SRA”) in all Canadian provinces, except Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador (“Participating Jurisdictions”) announced on March 13, 2014 that they have adopted the new existing security holder prospectus exemption (the “Existing...
|Disclosure to Members and Complainants in Professional Conduct Investigations and in Reviews before the Health Profession Review Board|
Jason K. Herbert; Davis LLP;
April 10, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014It is a common feature of statutory self-governing professional regulatory bodies that they are granted authority by the Legislature to regulate the conduct of their members in the public interest. This typically includes the power to investigate complaints about members’ professional conduct...
|Compliance is Just the Beginning: CASL and Business Transactions|
David Spratley; Davis LLP;
April 8, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014Many businesses are taking steps to comply with Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (“CASL”), which is coming into force on July 1, 2014. However, CASL compliance should not be the end of the story for businesses or their lawyers. Once in force, CASL will introduce new issues to...
|Email Use Policies Must Be Meaningful|
Kelly Friedman; Davis LLP;
April 8, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014Coming up in the elevator this morning, I was reading the “Elevator News Network” (I am on the 60th floor, so it is hard not to stare at something!). It contained a bit of advice about Email Use Policies. The advice: Do not allow personal emails before noon, so as to ensure your...
|Principles Heretofore Unknown|
Stephen Mulrain; Davis LLP;
April 8, 2014, previously published on April 4, 2014On March 21, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on the eligibility of Justice Marc Nadon, a Supernumary justice of the Federal Court of Appeal and a former Advocate of 10 years seniority in Quebec, to be appointed as one of its members in a seat designated for a judge from...
|Freemen-on-the-Land in Civil and Criminal Courts: An Update on the Fearn Cases|
Katherine Dalgleish; Davis LLP;
April 8, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014Last February, the issue of Freemen-on-the-Land / Sovereign Citizens in Alberta courts was reignited by the case of Fearn v Canada Customs, 2014 ABQB 114, in which Glenn Winningham Fearn, an American Freeman and OPCA (Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument) litigant applied to Queen’s...
|When is an E-mail a Business Record?|
Kelly Friedman; Davis LLP;
April 8, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014Following my previous post, “E-mail Use Policies Must Be Meaningful,” it was pointed out to me, quite rightly, that a difficult part of implementing an e-mail use policy is defining what is a “business record.”