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The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
  • Dec 29

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 1607

Nied Law Blog

Nied Law Blog

Provides Canadian legal cases. By Matthew Nied.

http://matthewnied.com/
Rank this Week: 1438

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 1467

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Trade-marks: Guest Post: Proposed Changes to Canada’s Trademark Law

    Trade-marks: Guest Post: Proposed Changes to Canada’s Trademark Law
    Guest post by Andrei Mincov (Trademark Factory – reprinted with permission) As many of you know, the Federal Government recently introduced Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan 2014, No. 1. Among the changes to almost 40 different pieces…
  • Apr 17

    Trade-marks: Guest Post: Major Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law

    Trade-marks: Guest Post: Major Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law
    Guest post by John Simpson (Shift Law – reprinted with permission) Canada’s Trade-marks Act is about to undergo its most significant amendments since it was first enacted in 1953. Even the spelling of “trade-mark” will…
  • Apr 16

    Recent Facebook Changes to Crack Down on “Feed Spam”

    Recent Facebook Changes to Crack Down on “Feed Spam”
    April 16, 2014 Facebook recently announced some new changes to combat News Feed spam (see: News Feed FYI: Cleaning Up News Feed Spam).  In making the announcement, Facebook said: “The goal of News Feed is to deliver the right…
Rank this Week: 1777

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Apr 10

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul
    This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the…
  • Feb 6

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium
    As we approach the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has launched a lawsuit against outdoor apparel maker The North Face in the British Columbia Supreme…
  • Jan 28

    Canadian Government Tables 5 IP Treaties in the House of Common

    Canadian Government Tables 5 IP Treaties in the House of Common
    The Canadian Government tabled 5 intellectual law Treaties in the House of Commons on January 28, 2014.   The purpose of this action is for Canada to harmonize its trademark, patent and industrial design laws with those of many…
Rank this Week: 1634

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Apr 9

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier
    We all take the Internet for granted.  Short of a power outage taking down phone lines, cell towers and satellite transmissions, the Internet will always there. Like death and taxes, you can count on it. Not that the paradigm will change…
  • Mar 6

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing
    Cloud computing is the storage of data on remote computer servers and the sharing and transmittal of such information by way of the internet. Use of the cloud enables both businesses and casual users to maintain as much or as little…
  • Mar 3

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!
    As many of us have been saying since the advent of cyber insurance coverage, cyber policies potentially cover privacy risks and exposures, not Commercial General Liability policies, be it under a property damage or a personal/advertising…
Rank this Week: 1638

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

Covers court decisions involving Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Mar 19

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Whaling, 2014 SCC 20

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Whaling, 2014 SCC 20
    When the federal government passed the Abolition of Early Parole Act, three inmates serving sentences for first-time, non-violent offences argued that the retroactive application of such legislation infringed their right not to be…
  • Dec 19

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72
    The Respondents, a group of prostitutes and former prostitutes, argued that a number of Criminal Code provisions prohibiting expression and commercial activities relating to prostitution were in breach of Sections 7 and 2(b) of the Charter of…
  • Nov 15

    Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62

    Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62
    The Respondent, a labour union representing employees at an Edmonton casino during the course of a lawful strike, had run afoul of Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act by videotaping individuals crossing the picket line during…
Rank this Week: 1637

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1808

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

Discusses the nature and advantages of ADR and contains annalyses about recent case law dealing with ADR. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
Rank this Week: 2009

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
  • Apr 4

    Principles Heretofore Unknown

    Principles Heretofore Unknown
    On 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…
  • Apr 2

    Freemen-on-the-Land in Civil and Criminal Courts: An Update on the Fearn Case

    Freemen-on-the-Land in Civil and Criminal Courts: An Update on the Fearn Case
    Last 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…
  • Mar 21

    Frivolous Litigation: From Hot Coffee to Hot Potato Soup

    Frivolous Litigation: From Hot Coffee to Hot Potato Soup
    It has been 20 years since Liebeck v McDonald’s Restaurants, wherein a U.S. court in the state of New Mexico awarded the plaintiff $2.9 million after she accidently spilled hot coffee which she had just purchased from the fast food…
Rank this Week: 1979

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Sexual Abuse Claims Blog

Covers child abuse, clergy abuse, doctor sexual abuse, priest abuse, prison abuse, teacher sexual abuse, and other sexual abuse topics. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Will a Public Database of Pedophiles Protect Children? The answer may surprise you.

    Will a Public Database of Pedophiles Protect Children? The answer may surprise you.
    The federal government recently introduced legislation to create a public database of child sex offenders. The bill increases the sentences for child sex crimes and requires sex offenders to provide information when they travel and also…
  • Feb 25

    Catholic Archbishop in Alberta, NWT Apologizes for Residential School Abuse: Irony Abound

    Catholic Archbishop in Alberta, NWT Apologizes for Residential School Abuse: Irony Abound
    CTV News has reported that Archbishop Richard Smith of the Archdiocese of Edmonton has issued a formal apology for the Catholic Church's role in running the Indian Residential Schools. Smith said: “...we the Catholic Bishops of…
  • Dec 13

    Saint John - Estabrooks Class Action filed

    Saint John - Estabrooks Class Action filed
    I have been retained by Robert Hayes to file a proposed class action against the City of Saint John, the Saint John Police Department and the Saint John Police Commission. For more than 30 years Kenneth Estabrooks preyed on children and…
Rank this Week: 1921

eQuibbly

eQuibbly

Covers online dispute resolution.

http://equibbly.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 17

    The Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation Explained

    The Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation Explained
    Most people have likely heard the terms Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Arbitration, and Mediation mentioned in different contexts, but many may not know exactly what they are and how they differ. “Alternative Dispute…
  • Apr 10

    Now Official Court Judges can Decide Your Case Online

    Now Official Court Judges can Decide Your Case Online
    eQuibbly Relaunch After many months of quietly re-engineering our web app and our services, we are very pleased to announce the grand re-launch of eQuibbly.com with new features, new services and a revamped user interface that will make it…
  • Apr 9

    Cost of Small Claims Court vs. Online Arbitration

    Cost of Small Claims Court vs. Online Arbitration
    There is a common misconception that using small claims court is an easy, quick and cheap way of resolving a dispute. The reality is that it is not easy, nor quick, nor cheap. Although there are many other compelling reasons to use online…
Rank this Week: 2155

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Amendments to derivatives trade reporting rule to lessen burden on local end-user counterpartie

    Amendments to derivatives trade reporting rule to lessen burden on local end-user counterpartie
    The Ontario Securities Commission, among other regulators, released amendments today to OSC Rule 91-507 Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting (the TR Rule). The amendments are intended to lessen the burden on…
  • Apr 17

    IIROC report highlights enforcement activity for 2013

    IIROC report highlights enforcement activity for 2013
    Earlier this week, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada released its Enforcement Report for 2013, which covers IIROC's enforcement activities and key policy initiatives for last year. According to IIROC, enforcement…
  • Apr 11

    Ontario's proposed prospectus exemptions: existing security holder exemption

    Ontario's proposed prospectus exemptions: existing security holder exemption
    Emma Parker and Simon Romano - Of the new prospectus exemptions proposed to be adopted by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), the “existing security holder” exemption represents, in many ways, a significantly streamlined…
Rank this Week: 2091

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Apr 10

    Fairness Opinions – Important Ontario Court Comment

    Fairness Opinions – Important Ontario Court Comment
    By Graham Gow, Jonathan Grant, Andrew Parkerand Matthew Cumming The following article by Graham P.C. Gow, Jonathan Grant, Andrew Parker and Matthew Cumming may be of interest to readers of this blog: Fairness Opinions – Important…
  • Apr 2

    Hot Off the Press – Doing Business in Canada: Navigating Opportunities for Investment and Growth

    Hot Off the Press – Doing Business in Canada: Navigating Opportunities for Investment and Growth
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP If your organization is currently thinking about establishing or acquiring a business in Canada, the newest edition of Doing Business in Canada, written by McCarthy Tétrault, will prove to be a valuable…
  • Feb 14

    Don’t “put” yourself at risk

    Don’t “put” yourself at risk
    Beware of the use of put and call optionsBy Patrick Boucher Canadian securities legislation provides that a take-over bid may be triggered when an offer to acquire outstanding voting or equity securities of a class of a public company is made…
Rank this Week: 2111

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 14

    Speed-reading App is a Fraud?

    Speed-reading App is a Fraud?
    Like so many things that go viral online, the truth is far more complex than the buzz itself. In the spotlight today is the Spritz speed reading app, which I recently came across in this post.The story made sense: that eye motion was wasted…
  • Mar 13

    Now on Goodread

    Now on Goodread
    Just a short note to say that I now have my author profile established on Goodreads.com. Jordan Furlong and I both had our accounts approved earlier this week. We've also uploaded a profile for our book, "Content Marketing and Publishing…
  • Mar 3

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for February 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for February 2014
    Five Quickscribe Manuals were updated in February 2014:BC Labour LegislationBC Motor Vehicle LegislationBC Transport LegislationCrown Council Motor Vehicle LegislationRCMP LegislationDon't forget to check out…
Rank this Week: 2099

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Mar 8

    Call Centre Adventures: Correct but Bad Advice is Common

    Call Centre Adventures: Correct but Bad Advice is Common
    A client with a permanent resident card renewal in progress sought advice from the call centre. The client explained to the call centre operator that he lodged his permanent resident card renewal application with solid proof of living in…
  • Feb 7

    Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship

    Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship
    Sweeping changes to Canada citizenship act were proposed by the government today. The highlights are as follows: The fee to Lodge an application for citizenship will be increased from $200-$400; The requirement to have a minimum of three…
  • Jan 15

    Parent Sponsorship 2014: A Lottery

    Parent Sponsorship 2014: A Lottery
    02/01/2014 marked the reopening of the parent sponsorship program by Canada’s immigration Department.  This followed a two-year freeze on sponsoring parents which dated back to November 2011. During November 2011, the immigration…
Rank this Week: 2148

Data Governance Law

Data Governance Law

Covers anti-spam, privacy, records retention and e-commerce as related to data governance. By FMC Law.

http://www.datagovernancelaw.com/
  • Feb 24

    Copyright v. Privacy: Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe

    Copyright v. Privacy: Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe
      The recent Federal Court of Canada decision in Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe (2014 FC 161) has already received considerable attention for its approach to deterring so-called “copyright trolls”: plaintiffs…
  • Feb 22

    UK Information Commissioner Reappointed

    UK Information Commissioner Reappointed
    Christopher Graham, the UK Informaton Commissioner, has been reappointed for another two years. This follows from the end of his current term on 28 June 2014. It means he will have served 7 years in total. How time flies! The news came out on…
  • Feb 18

    FTC steps up enforcement action

    FTC steps up enforcement action
    Last week, the FTC announced that it had settled with a gaming company that falsely claimed to be certified under the US Safe Harbor.  The Safe Harbor agreement is a self-certification arrangement under which you can transfer personal…
Rank this Week: 2308

Condo Development Blog

Condo Development Blog

Provides commentary to real estate developers, builders, and land use planners. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.rcllp.ca/condo/
  • Feb 7

    Quorum oh Quorum

    Quorum oh Quorum
    Post by: Meghan MacDonald We have noticed lately that it is becoming difficult to obtain the required quorum of unit owners at condominium turnover meetings.  The purpose of the turnover meeting is for the Declarant of the condominium to…
  • Nov 20

    Development Charges Season

    Development Charges Season
    Post by: Craig Robson Many municipalities in Ontario are currently undergoing a review of their development charges bylaws for 2014 implementation. Anyone who is involved in real estate development should be paying careful attention to these…
  • Nov 1

    Schedule G Part 3: Schedule G – Municipality

    Schedule G Part 3: Schedule G – Municipality
    Post by: Craig Robson With respect to phased condominiums, a “Schedule G- Municipality” is required for each phase with the exception of the final phase. The legislation does not specifically exempt the last phase from having a…
Rank this Week: 2081

Newfoundland and Labrador…

Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Law

Tracks construction law developments in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. By Adam Baker.

http://www.adambaker.net
  • Jul 5

    Mechanics’ Liens – Part I: What is a Mechanics’ Lien?

    Mechanics’ Liens – Part I: What is a Mechanics’ Lien?
    Modern usage of the word “mechanic” typically refers to the guy who fixes the engine in your truck. Prior to the rise of the automobile, though, the term was applied to any sort of skilled manual labourer, incuding carpenters and…
  • Jun 19

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS
    A new decision from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador revisits the classic issues of public bodies, cancelled tenders, privilege clauses, and allegations of bid shopping. In Provincial Fence Products Ltd. v Town of Conception Bay…
  • Sep 29

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It
    If you’re ever been a plaintiff or a defendant, you know that a lot of lawyer time can be spent outside the courtroom trying to get to a settlement. Settlement negotiations can go south for a lot of reasons, but there’s one great way to…
Rank this Week: 2159

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

Provides information on charities and charitable contributions in Canada. From the Canada Revenue Agency.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 2234

The Ethical Lawyer

The Ethical Lawyer

Comments on on ethics and the law. By Franco P. Tarulli.

http://tarullilaw.com/ethicallawyer
  • Jun 7

    When no one is watching

    When no one is watching
    I’ve always had a great deal of respect for the medical profession. Unlike lawyers, accountants, Realtors, or even the clergy, the decisions they make affect life and limb. For doctors, ethical conduct isn’t just a means of maintaining…
  • Jun 1

    Ethics and Respect

    Ethics and Respect
    The literature on business ethics often treats the topic far more superficially than ethics literature from the professions. Still, this short article from the Harvard Business Review’s Management Tip of the Day blog lends credence to the…
  • May 12

    The Maximum Security Courthouse

    The Maximum Security Courthouse
    One of the best things about being licensed in multiple jurisdictions is the opportunity to observe emerging trends. The opportunity to see trends obviously applies to the development of case law and judicial attitudes.
Rank this Week: 2422

Wines and Information Management…

Wines and Information Management (WIM)

In-house counsel blawg on e-disovery, the impact of IT on the law and vice versa, information/knowledge management and wines. By Dominic Jaar.

http://dominicjaar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2364

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Apr 17

    McIntyre: Not What You Bargained For?

    McIntyre: Not What You Bargained For?
    When are the parties to a civil tax dispute bound by agreed facts from a criminal proceeding? This was the question considered by the Tax Court of Canada on a Rule 58 motion made by the taxpayers in McIntrye et al v. The Queen (2014 TCC 111).…
  • Apr 4

    IRS: Bitcoin Not a Currency for Tax Purpose

    IRS: Bitcoin Not a Currency for Tax Purpose
    As expected, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has provided some guidance on the U.S. tax treatment of Bitcoin. In Notice 2014-21 (March 25, 2014), the IRS stated that Bitcoin is property and not currency for tax purposes. …
  • Mar 26

    There’s A Litigation App For That?

    There’s A Litigation App For That?
    We were intrigued to learn that KosInteractive LLC has created the U.S. “Fed Courts” app for Android and Apple devices which contains helpful information about U.S. federal courts rules of procedure and court information. The…
Rank this Week: 2803

Securities Mining Law

Securities Mining Law

Covers securities law affecting the mining industry in Canada.

http://www.securitiesmininglaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    BC Environmental Assessment Office Fee

    BC Environmental Assessment Office Fee
    The Province of British Columbia approved an Order in Council dated April 11, 2014 to establish environmental assessment fees in British Columbia for the review of environmental assessment applications, orders and enforcement fees. The fee…
  • Apr 16

    Mandatory reporting standards for payments by extractive industry companie

    Mandatory reporting standards for payments by extractive industry companie
    The Government of Canada recently issued a Consultation Paper regarding proposed mandatory reporting standards (the proposed standards) for payments by extractive industry companies to governments, both domestic and foreign, and including…
  • Mar 28

    British Columbia Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association (“BCAMTA”)

    British Columbia Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association (“BCAMTA”)
    On February 7, 2014, BCAMTA opened its office in Terrace to guide and support aboriginal people towards gaining employment in the mining and exploration industry. There are a number of mines planned in the Terrace area and the need for…
Rank this Week: 2793

Blogosaurus Lex

Blogosaurus Lex

By the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

http://www.cplea.ca/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Bench Press: Vampire Slayer Victim of a “cruel and unforgiving illness.”

    Bench Press: Vampire Slayer Victim of a “cruel and unforgiving illness.”
    Glen Race murdered two Halifax men in 2007. He pled guilty to both charges and then made an application to be found not criminally responsible (NCR). Mr. Justice Kevin Coady of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia reviewed the law and the legal…
  • Apr 11

    Free Legal Workshop: Your Rights at Work

    Free Legal Workshop: Your Rights at Work
    Learn about your rights in the workplace. Attend a free legal workshop by the Edmonton Community Legal Centre. Topics to be covered: Minimum Standards Harassment Human rights If you’re let go Where to get legal help And more!…
  • Apr 7

    Free Legal Workshops: Immigrating to Canada

    Free Legal Workshops: Immigrating to Canada
    Free legal workshops by the Edmonton Community Legal Centre. Topics to be covered: Forms of status in Canada How to apply for each status Permanent Residence & Canadian Super Visa Getting legal help And more! Location: Stanley Milner…
Rank this Week: 2499

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Apr 15

    Me again

    Me again
    So I thought you might be interested in reading about what I’ve been up to lately outside of Law21 (seeing as how I sure haven’t been up to much here). I have a couple of new posts percolating for this month and next, and by…
  • Dec 20

    You say you want a revolution?

    You say you want a revolution?
    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m convinced of a couple of things: (1) Fundamental shifts in the legal services environment will spawn a  diverse population of new providers that will…
  • Dec 3

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency
    I recently delivered a webinar to a group of associates at one of my law firm clients, as part of the firm’s internal CPD and training program. (I referred them to my recent posts about associates, which probably didn’t make them…
Rank this Week: 2904

The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist

Covers accounting, tax, financial issues, investments, boards of directors, governance, and laws concerning charities in Canada.

http://www.thephilanthropist.ca/index.php/phil
Rank this Week: 2732

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Apr 8

    March 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show

    March 2014 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show
    Montreal, Quebec – March 20, 2014 On the March 20th episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Managing Partner, Florida Attorney & Canadian Legal Advisor, was joined by Matt C. Altro, Cross Border Financial…
  • Apr 7

    Le Journal de Montréal – “Not many selected for work visas”

    Le Journal de Montréal – “Not many selected for work visas”
    Shlomi Steve Levy, Partner at Altro Levy LLP, was recently interviewed by Michel Munger from the French newspaper Le Journal de Montréal. The article is about the visa lottery which takes place during the first week of April for work…
  • Mar 28

    The Future of FATCA in Canada: Pros and Cons of the IGA

    The Future of FATCA in Canada: Pros and Cons of the IGA
    The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, more commonly known as FATCA, was passed in 2010. FATCA requires foreign financial institutions (“FI”s) to report on the account information of U.S. citizens and residents (including…
Rank this Week: 2919

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Wills, Estates and Successions Act - A new regime for B.C.

    Wills, Estates and Successions Act - A new regime for B.C.
    Posted by Peter Roberts“The law of succession is among the most archaic areas of private law, and British Columbia legislation dealing with various aspects of succession is highly fragmented, spread throughout a forest of…
  • Feb 18

    Marko Vesely interviewed by Financier Worldwide

    Marko Vesely interviewed by Financier Worldwide
    Posted by Lawson Lundell LLPMarko Vesely was recently interviewed by Financier Worldwide for its Commercial Arbitration Annual Review.  This review examines issues and developments in commercial arbitration around the world. In the…
  • Feb 7

    Stop Shooting Cannonballs at my Customers' Canoe! Welcome Clarification on the "Unlawful Means" Tort from the Supreme Court Of Canada

    Stop Shooting Cannonballs at my Customers' Canoe! Welcome Clarification on the "Unlawful Means" Tort from the Supreme Court Of Canada
    Posted by Lisa PetersOn January 31, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in A.I. Enterprises Ltd. v. Bram Enterprises Ltd., 2014 SCC 12. This is an important commercial decision as it clarifies and narrows the scope of…
Rank this Week: 2455

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Covers recent trends, court decisions, and condo-related news. By Gardiner Miller Arnold LLP.

http://www.ontariocondolaw.com/
  • Mar 24

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2013

    Top 10 condo law cases of 2013
    Owing to a very busy and ice-storm-filled holiday season and an even busier start to 2014 , we have been late in releasing our annual top 10 condo law cases of the year gone by.   Mea culpa! In response to popular demand, here are…
  • Mar 8

    Join CCI’s Twitter chat on condo disputes this Tuesday

    Join CCI’s Twitter chat on condo disputes this Tuesday
    The Toronto chapter of Canadian Condominium Institute is hosting the first of hopefully many “Twitter Chats” this coming Tuesday, March 11 at 7pm. The topic of this inaugural session is condo dispute resolution, a topic near and…
  • Feb 19

    GMA Condo Alert! (2013 Conference edition)

    GMA Condo Alert! (2013 Conference edition)
    Anyone attending the phenomenal ACMO/CCI condo conference in Toronto last November received a hardcopy of our newsletter in their delegate bag.   If you missed the conference or wish to circulate the newsletter to friends, here is a…
Rank this Week: 2639

Duhaime's LawMag

Duhaime's LawMag

Features legal news and opinion on broad range of justice and law topics.

http://www.duhaime.org/LawMag.aspx
Rank this Week: 2778

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

Covers developments in Canadian aviation law. By Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP.

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Mar 14

    When is an aerodrome not an aerodrome? When it’s really a boathouse.

    When is an aerodrome not an aerodrome? When it’s really a boathouse.
    On January 9, 2014, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of Mr. Bak, a former real estate developer (click here for decision). The appeal arose from the owner Bak’s desire to build a boathouse to complement his cottage on…
  • Jan 30

    What is “Air Service”?

    What is “Air Service”?
    The Canadian Transportation Agency recently published a decision which sets out how it determines what constitutes an “air service” and what criteria will be applied in making that determination. The Agency is mandated to…
  • Jan 20

    Do protesters have the right to demonstrate in Canadian airports?

    Do protesters have the right to demonstrate in Canadian airports?
    In October 2011, eight members of an anti-abortion organization engaged in demonstrations in the Calgary Airport terminal building. The protesters were carrying signs and distributing pamphlets. After they refused to leave the premises, the…
Rank this Week: 2513

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

Covers information, privacy and security from a Canadian perspective. By Michael Power.

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Feb 27

    Toronto Hydro Surveillance?

    Toronto Hydro Surveillance?
    I can’t help but think there’s a movie in this somewhere. Love, devotion and allegations of betrayal are all present. Mix in smart meters and privacy and it becomes obvious why I’m blogging about this. It’s quite a…
  • Feb 19

    Health Privacy: Is PHIPA the only game in town?

    Health Privacy: Is PHIPA the only game in town?
    There is a new and interesting decision out of Peterborough that raises but doesn’t answer a lot of questions. These questions revolve around the intersection of PHIPA, class action law and tort law. This is not something you see…
  • Feb 12

    FATCA: Charter Challenge?

    FATCA: Charter Challenge?
    The federal government has now solved a major problem for Canada’s banks by entering into an intergovernmental agreement concerning FATCA with the United States. The details about the privacy implications of FATCA can be found in…
Rank this Week: 2669

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
  • Oct 9

    Technology Dominates Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2013

    Technology Dominates Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2013
    I recently wrote an article for the PCK Intellectual Property Reporter, an online publication of my firm Perry + Currier Inc. | Currier + Kao LLP, on the trends in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2013 ranking. The article can be found…
  • Apr 16

    IP Address Blog Updates for April 16, 2013

    IP Address Blog Updates for April 16, 2013
    LES Toronto Chapter World IP Day FREE event features Ron Dimock & Don MacOdrum – Wed Apr 24 @ 6 pm: http://www.lesusacanada.org/chapters/canada/toronto-chapter/april-24-2013-toronto-chapter-meeting …… USSC hears…
  • Mar 11

    IP Address Blog Updates for March 11, 2013

    IP Address Blog Updates for March 11, 2013
    Some Victims of Online Hacking Edge Into the Light http://ow.ly/iHr14  Germany Could Ban Google Maps Over Microsoft Patent Dispute http://is.gd/EtNYos  via @IBTimes @IntangibleBiz The Hudson’s Bay Company unveils new logo for…
Rank this Week: 2643

Aboriginal Law Blog

Aboriginal Law Blog

Covers aboriginal law in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Aboriginal-Law
  • Sep 24

    Geographic Location of Hunt Critical to Establishing Métis Hunting Right

    Geographic Location of Hunt Critical to Establishing Métis Hunting Right
    The Alberta Court of Appeal in R. v. Hirsekorn, 2013 ABCA 242 recently upheld restrictions on Métis hunting rights in the Cypress Hills area of southern Alberta. Mr. Hirsekorn was convicted for shooting wildlife outside of the regular…
  • May 24

    Can Individuals Assert Collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights? Maybe.

    Can Individuals Assert Collective Aboriginal and Treaty Rights? Maybe.
    On May 9, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Behn v Moulton Contracting Ltd., 2013 SCC 26. Moulton brought an action against several members of the Aboriginal Fort Nelson First Nation (“FNFN”) after said…
  • May 8

    Government of Alberta Introduces Bill 22 - Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act

    Government of Alberta Introduces Bill 22 - Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act
    The Government of Alberta introduced Bill 22 - the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Fund in the legislature today. A copy of the Bill can be found here. [More…]
Rank this Week: 2781

Small City Law Firm Tech

Small City Law Firm Tech

Provides software tips and advice for common law-office software including Word, Outlook, MS Windows and Adobe Acrobat. By Vivian Manning.

http://vmanning.posterous.com/
  • May 13

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    My new post up this morning at Attorney At Work: Microsoft Office 2013 has been available for several months, but Office 2010 has been stable and mostly well-received in our firm. And with staff and lawyers already overwhelmed by the…
  • May 1

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder
    One of the many things I enjoy about my work is the constant learning and discovery.  Even if it's a 'small' discovery, as this one is, it's often enough to make a difference in a workday. I'm always looking for more efficient ways…
  • Apr 30

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!
    My latest post is up at the ABA Law Technology Today blogPlease head off here to read the full post: A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I've been geeking out for the last little…
Rank this Week: 2564

Canadian Tax Law Blog

Canadian Tax Law Blog

Covers the taxation of individuals, corporations, trusts and partnerships in Canada. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.canadiantaxlawblog.com/
  • May 14

    Tax Blog Shutting Down

    Tax Blog Shutting Down
    Thank you for following our Canadian Tax Law Blog. Please note this blog will be shut down by June 1, 2012. You may continue to access our tax resources by visiting www.lawsonlundell.com/resources.html. For information on our Tax Group visit…
  • Mar 15

    Employee Life and Health Trusts and Health and Welfare Trust

    Employee Life and Health Trusts and Health and Welfare Trust
    The relatively recent introduction of Employee Life and Health Trusts (“ELHT”) resulted in significant uncertainty in the pension benefits industry in Canada. After commentary from the pension benefits community, legislation from the…
  • Mar 7

    Canadian Tax Rates, Not Quite a Tax Haven

    Canadian Tax Rates, Not Quite a Tax Haven
    Canada has not historically been known for its favourable levels of taxation.  However, in the course of the past decade, corporate tax rates have been steadily reduced with the result that favourable rates of taxation are incurred by…
Rank this Week: 2452

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 2739

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous…

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous & interesting (to him, anyway) stuff

Covers technology and legal research.

http://jeaton23.wordpress.com
  • Jun 23

    Twitter & Podcast

    Twitter & Podcast
    I have previously downloaded podcasts from Itunes and so I’m pretty familiar with that method of content delivery, but Twitter was new to me.  I signed up yesterday (June 22) and added a few celebs, etc. to my “following” list.  It…
  • May 28

    Book launch

    Book launch
    Eaton & Le May at booklaunch
  • May 21

    Tagging / Deliciou

    Tagging / Deliciou
    I’m madly trying to get del.icio.us to work and I’ve kind of got it working.  I registered an account and then tried to upgrade my browser (using IE 7 ) and followed the instructions.  Didn’t seem to do anything as no…
Rank this Week: 2736

Renvoi: Lex Situs Conflictus

Renvoi: Lex Situs Conflictus

Covers Canadian conflict of laws. By Seva Batkin.

http://renvoi.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    The (Near) Death of Chaining

    The (Near) Death of Chaining
    Chaining foreign judgments is a practice of registering foreign judgments from jurisdiction to jurisdiction until you get to one that has a reciprocal enforcement of judgments relationships with your home province. Until very recently, I…
  • Jan 19

    The (Near) Death of Chaining

    The (Near) Death of Chaining
    Chaining foreign judgments is a practice of registering foreign judgments from jurisdiction to jurisdiction until you get to one that has a reciprocal enforcement of judgments relationships with your home province. Until very recently, I…
  • Jan 19

    Call of Duty

    Call of Duty
    No, this post is not about a poppular video game, or an upcoming inaugruation. Rather, it is about yours truly joining the very distinguished ranks of the legal profession. Thank you, Seva Batkin Barrister and Solicitor.
Rank this Week: 2638

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Teen girl pleads guilty in Nova Scotia crash that killed teen boy

    Teen girl pleads guilty in Nova Scotia crash that killed teen boy
    A teenage girl took responsibility on April 9 for her actions in a car accident that killed a teenage boy in June 2013. The girl was driving the vehicle when the car accident happened in Richmond County. According to police,...
  • Apr 14

    Toyota Canada recalls more than 500,000 car

    Toyota Canada recalls more than 500,000 car
    Some owners of Toyota vehicles in Nova Scotia could soon find themselves affected by the company's recently announced recall. Toyota Canada has announced that 513,401 cars spanning a variety of models will be recalled due to potential…
  • Apr 10

    Medical Malpractice Decision on Difference Between Battery and Informed Consent

    Medical Malpractice Decision on Difference Between Battery and Informed Consent
    Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals owe their patients a duty of care. They have a legal obligation to treat a patient in a manner that meets the standard of care. Where the doctor or nurse fails to meet the...
Rank this Week: 3704

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Apr 17

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”
    Employer avoids liability for harassing texts sent by rogue employee In an interesting decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that an employer is not liable for discriminatory and harassing texts sent by a rogue employee to…
  • Apr 14

    Upcoming Ontario Ministry of Labour blitze

    Upcoming Ontario Ministry of Labour blitze
    Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has announced several upcoming blitzes during which it will ensure that employers in specified industries are compliant with particular areas of concern under the Employment Standards Act, 2000…
  • Apr 14

    Contract Requiring Ex-Employee to Compensate Former Employer for Competing Ruled Enforceable in British Columbia

    Contract Requiring Ex-Employee to Compensate Former Employer for Competing Ruled Enforceable in British Columbia
    A recent decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal has endorsed a novel approach to post-employment competition by upholding an employment contract whereby the employee was required to compensate the employer if she competed soon after her…
Rank this Week: 3032

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

Covers OHS laws and developments in Canada. By FMC Law.

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    MOL Inspector’s “Unclear” Order Required School Board to Revise its Workplace Violence Policy

    MOL Inspector’s “Unclear” Order Required School Board to Revise its Workplace Violence Policy
    A Ministry of Labour inspector has ordered an Ontario school board to revise its workplace violence policy, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board has suspended that Order, calling it “unclear”. The inspector attended at a high…
  • Apr 15

    Corporate Director Fined under OHSA in Safety Belt Case

    Corporate Director Fined under OHSA in Safety Belt Case
    A corporate director of a stucco company has been fined $3,000.00 under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to ensure that workers used safety belts on elevated work platforms. An inspector caught workers not wearing…
  • Apr 10

    Majority of OHSA Fines in $100,000 to $150,000 Range in Fatality Cases, Court Note

    Majority of OHSA Fines in $100,000 to $150,000 Range in Fatality Cases, Court Note
    In sentencing an employer to a $115,000.00 fine in the case of a tragic workplace death, an Ontario Justice of the Peace has discussed the range of fines against employers convicted of charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in…
Rank this Week: 2978

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Disagree with CIC? How to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division

    Disagree with CIC? How to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division
    Have you applied to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and been refused?  Did you think the decision was unfair? CIC Officers are bound by the rules and regulations laid out by the Canadian government.  They are following…
  • Feb 13

    Holding multiple Canadian work permits at the same time

    Holding multiple Canadian work permits at the same time
    Did you know that you can hold multiple work permits at the same time?  And why would you want to do that? Multiple work permits can provide a level of comfort for individuals working in Canada.  Suppose things go sour with…
  • Jan 20

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga

    Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga
    Just a quick note – as of today, in-Canada sponsorship applications (including open work permit applications for in-Canada spouses) are filed in Mississauga, Ontario. At this time, some of the materials on the CIC website have not been…
Rank this Week: 3240

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Apr 10

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee

    Coworking Part 4: Managing Employee
    In my recent blog posts, I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce and some of the risks around data security and privacy, as well as interpersonal employment law risks.  In this next part…
  • Apr 1

    Legal Services in the Modern Workplace

    Legal Services in the Modern Workplace
    March 2014 was one heck of a month for me.  On March 1, my friend and colleague, Inna Koldorf, and I launched our new law firm, Koldorf Stam LLP.  After 10 years of practice, nearly 7 years at Baker & McKenzie, one of the…
  • Feb 26

    Coworking Part 3: Interpersonal Employment Law Risk

    Coworking Part 3: Interpersonal Employment Law Risk
    In my last blog posts (here and here), I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce and some of the risks around data security and privacy.  In this part three of the series, I set out some of…
Rank this Week: 3466