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Legal Risk Assessments – An Essential Risk Management Tool

May 9, 2024

The best way to address the legal issues that arise in any business is to focus on their identification and resolution before they become legal problems.

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Navigating the Boundaries of Legal Privilege in the Wake of a Cyber Attack: Lessons Learned from the LifeLabs Breach

May 7, 2024

In LifeLabs LP v. Information and Privacy Commr. (Ontario), the court clarified the limited scope of legal privilege in the context of data breaches.

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Warning For Businesses: Companies Can be Liable for Tort of Bribery Even if They Did Not Intend to Pay or Receive a Bribe

Apr 12, 2024

Businesses with a duty to provide impartial advice must take steps to ensure the payments they make or receive are not later interpreted as bribes.

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CIPO and INPI-Brazil Collaborate in the Patent Prosecution Highway Program

Feb 8, 2024

Details and implications of CIPO and INPI-Brazil entering into a bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Agreement.

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Class Actions May Now Be Easier to Defeat in Ontario

Dec 4, 2023

It is now clear: the revised preferability analysis under the amended Class Proceedings Act is a strict, more onerous hurdle for plaintiffs to satisfy.

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Industrial Design Regime in Canada

Nov 20, 2023

This is an overview of the Industrial Design Regime in Canada

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Industry Committee Expands Scope of National Security Powers and Other ICA Updates

Oct 3, 2023

New proposed changes to Investment Canada Act include significant new rules for state-owned enterprises, asset acquisitions, and net-benefit test.

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Plan Ahead: CIPO’s new standard fees come into effect on January 1, 2024

Sep 6, 2023

CIPO's new standard fees come into effect on January 1, 2024. Plan ahead; save on government fees.

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Canadian Patent Law Update: Declarations, Limitation Periods, and General Releases

Aug 1, 2023

The Canadian Federal Court reaffirms that limitation periods do not apply to declarations made under Section 52 of the Patent Act.