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|Promissory Notes: Who are you Promising to Pay?|
Katherine Rubin; Field Law;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014Promissory notes are often issued in the course of business arrangements and financial transactions to record indebtedness and financial obligations. People who use these instruments, however, should be aware of the specialized nature of promissory notes.
|B.C. College of Optics Inc. v. The College of Opticians of B.C., 2014 BCSC 1853|
Gregory Sim; Field Law;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 21, 2014The B.C. College of Optics (the “School”) is a private school for Opticians. The School applied to the provincial regulator, the College of Opticians of B.C., (the “College”) seeking recognition of the School’s academic program. Graduates of recognized academic...
|Federal Government Announces Compensation for Employers of Reservists|
Christian Elawny; Field Law;
January 19, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014On November 25, 2014 the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., announced a new Government of Canada program which will provide financial support to employers of Canadian Armed Forces reservists who are deployed on operations.
|Commercial Contracts Include an Implied Duty of Good Faith|
Jeff Major-Hansford; Field Law;
January 19, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014There has long been an implied duty that an employer must act in good faith when terminating employment contracts. Until now, such a duty was not necessarily implied in other commercial contracts. However, all companies should be aware that the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in...
|Intellectual Asset Management Best Practices - Part 2|
Richard Stobbe; Field Law;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014In Part 1, we looked at three important steps in starting an intellectual asset management process within your organization. “Intellectual assets” can include the know-how and intellectual capital within your organization together with registered and unregistered intellectual property...
|Jian Ghomeshi’s Lawsuit and the Current State of the Law on Civil Claims by Unionized Employees|
Dana Adams; Field Law;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 28, 2014Jian Ghomeshi has withdrawn his $55,000,000 lawsuit against his former employer, the CBC. The reasons Ghomeshi chose to drop the suit have not yet been made clear, but the current state of the law likely would have made his claims difficult to advance in a civil suit.
|Computer and Software Related Innovation - Is There A Rationale For Filing Software Patent Applications in Canada?|
Timothy Bailey; Field Law;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014Intellectual property law provides a number of avenues to protect investments that innovators make in developing and marketing software. Securing one or more intellectual property rights is critical in acquiring and maintaining an edge in competitive markets.
|Canada’s New Trademark Law and What it Means for Business|
Lisa Statt Foy; Field Law;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014Through sweeping legislation smuggled in by means of an omnibus budget bill, Canada’s trademark registration regime will be changed more dramatically than at any time in the last 50 years. The changes are giving trademark agents from coast-to-coast tremors: the technical aspects of the...
Jason Kully; Field Law;
January 19, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014As previously reported in Workwise, on November 15, 2013, the Alberta Personal Information Protection Act (the “Act”), was declared invalid on constitutional grounds by the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) in the case of Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v....
|Heartbleed Virus Causes Heartburn: Information Security Implications|
Anne Cote; Field Law;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014News reports regarding the so-called Heartbleed computer virus sparked concerns regarding cyber security and digitally-stored personal information. The Canada Revenue Agency announced that the virus caused a security breach involving the compromise of the social insurance numbers of hundreds of...