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Blog Bite: What is the strategic value of an “action for declaration of non-infringement?”

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com reviews the case in which a golf ball manufacturer raised a complaint against Costco, who in turn brought an action for a declaration of non-inf...

Blog Bites: The factors that the court considers in accounting for profit remedies in a Canadian patent infringement litigation

  This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com highlights the major issues in an important patent infringement case relating to the disgorgement of profits in Canada. The Federal Cou...

Beware the Continuous Operation Leasing Clause

Leasing requires more than just a good eye for location. Your professional duties require you to provide competent services. This means you must understand the legal implications of standard...

Breitbart vs. Kellogg’s: When business gets politicized, terms get forgotten

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but you’ve probably never heard of your morning bowl of cereal “serving up bigotry at your breakfast table.” That’s what conservative news sour...

Blog Bite: What are key intellectual property issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions transactions?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com provides an overview of ten intellectual property issues that should be addressed in technology sector mergers & acquisitions transactions. I...

A business deal gone Nashty: basketball legend files for gyms to stop using his name and image

Have you ever heard of Steve Nash? Sound familiar? That’s because we all know him as one of Canada’s finest, a basketball player from Victoria, B.C. who made it big in the mid-’00s p...

How To Become Profitable Faster In SaaS (Tom Tunguz)

Clausehound Small Business Corner: The Best of What's Cool     Powered by Multiplicity Media Clausehound is an active contributor to the Multiplicity Media Small Business Communi...

The Mistake: Tenants Need to Know About Estoppel Certificates

We all hear about the big commercial deal where millions or even billions exchanged hands. But what we don’t hear about is an unusual document that can make or break that deal. Yet, few agents not o...

Avoiding lawsuits in lease deals

Lawyers are great assets for any real estate agent or realty team. They’ll help you craft a legally acceptable arrangement, but they have their limits. They won’t help you create a good busines...

Exclusive use clauses: A classic real estate newbie mistake

It felt like I had a gun to my head. Either lease up one of the most unpopular rundown buildings in Alberta or go bust. We made a classic real estate “newbie” mistake. We bought a building base...

The dangers of the insurance clause

The most hated of lease clauses – the insurance clause – is not only frequently ignored, but is also poorly understood by almost everyone in the real estate industry. And that includes real estate...

Think like a lawyer, act like a leasing guru

Introduction You’re a professional. You’ve been trained to understand what your client needs. And you know how to find the best real estate. You and your client are excited, you sign the offers...

Cloud tools for businesses and law firms – Part 1: Five Reasons Lawyers Need Cloud Computing

When I think of the cloud, I think of a marshmallow-like floating bubble of air. When someone mentions the ‘cloud’ today, more often than not, they’re talking about a completely differ...

Balancing Privacy and Law Enforcement: Apple vs. FBI

Every system of government must balance individual privacy and rights, against state control. Where the lines are drawn determines what type of society we live in. One the one hand, the more we protec...

I’ll Be There For You – Warranty Provisions for Defects

  Most loyal Central Perk-loving ‘Friends’ addicts know the small details of each of their favorite Friends characters. Phoebe’s a massage therapist/smelly cat singer; Rache...

A-C-C-E-P-T: Find out What It Means to the Customer in Your Services Agreement

You are an entrepreneur with a brilliant idea for the next technological ‘sensation’. You do some preliminary product development, and find customers. To save money, you look at MSA’s (Master Se...

Envy Isn’t Illegal: How You Should Use It

The new law of evolution in corporate America seems to be survival of the unfittest. Well, in my book you either do it right or you get eliminated. In the last seven deals that I've been invol...

Designer Labels and Legal Fashion: Don’t Be Fooled by Appearances

  We see what we expect to see, and the fashion industry has been making $ billions exploiting this principle. Who wants a lawyer in a ripped pair of jeans – unless the jeans have ...

Piece by Piece – 5 Legal Considerations for Startups

Introduction Every startup needs a name, a location, a business structure, financing and at least one employee (or self-employed entrepreneur!). Each need involves different legal considerations. H...

Non-competition Clauses: Is 5 Years Too Long to Promise not to Compete?

  Employment Contracts Non-competition clauses are often found in employment and consulting contracts. Generally speaking, these clauses have to be as narrow as possible, covering only ...

Spam Messages and What You can do to Stop Them

Do you ever get annoying emails from companies you’ve never heard of? Or continuous emails from a company you once agreed to receive an email from years ago? Be aware that you have a right to ha...

CASL Part II: B2B Messages and the Concept of Consent

Is my message spam? Are you trying to use the web to reach out to as many people as you can to build your business? - Not so fast! Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (“CASL”), which came into...

Property Powers of Attorney – Why You Need One

The other day I was at the library with my 10 year old son. I bumped into a bookshelf next to the children’s section and a book fell to the floor. I picked it up and was surprised to note that t...

“Do I need to be PCI compliant?" A brief look into PCI Compliance

  In order to prevent the growing threat of debit and credit card fraud, in 2006, major credit card payment brands such as Visa and Mastercard collaboratively created the Payment Card Indu...
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