Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
Julie Desrosiers and Michael Shortt
The nine judges of the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the so-called “promise doctrine” was not part of Canadian patent law, and laid out a new approach to the utility requirement which substantially lowers the bar to proving usefulness of patented inventions.
"There is national mobility in Canada, so there is, in essence, free movement of lawyers across the country."
Caroline Helbronner and Sean Maxwell
The case serves as a reminder of the importance of carefully drafting the benefit provisions in supplemental plan texts where members of the underlying registered plan are subject to pension legislation that provides for grow-in benefits on termination of employment.
Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda
Antonio Muñoz Vico
It is beyond question that personality rights expire with death and that post-mortem protection of such a personal sphere should be limited to preserving memory.
David Denisenko and Alexei Dingin
Alejandro Vergara Blanco
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
It remains a relevant question as to whether any market will ever completely drop its resistance to incorporating terms to which it is not accustomed.
The gig economy is here to stay. Here's how to manage.
Murphy & McGonigle
Trademark clearance for craft breweries.
Navigating your startup amid Canada's changing unemployment law.
When someone you love, whether a relative or close friend, dies, the last thing you want is to start figuring out the legal process.
Sharpening business acumen in shifting environments—and reaping the fruits.
Michelle V. Rafter
Plunging prices have decimated energy industry profits and jobs, but have given consumers more power at the pump.
Rob Scavone, Pat Forgione, Tayleigh Armstrong, and Kelly Kan
Regulating the Revolution
A Way Forward
Alston & Bird
Trade in the First Hundred Days of the Trump Administration
Peter W. Kryworuk
Whether it be the result of a devastating fire loss, a significant errors and omissions claim, or as a victim of fraudulent activity by a trusted employee, insurance coverage is hugely important.
Suzanne K. Sukkar
The assessments of President Donald J. Trump’s first year in office have had a recurring stormy theme.
Christine M. Thomlinson
Bill 132 includes amendments to sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario which deal with workplace harassment.
Howard Yegendorf & Matthew Jeffery
What to do when you need to hire a lawyer in Canada.
Paul C. Van Slyke
Your company name and important brand names are two types of your most valuable business assets. Without your company name and brand names, consumers and trade buyers would not be able to identify easily (and choose) your goods or services over those of another.
The country’s economic upheaval is grabbing headlines—and raising eyebrows—around the world. What comes next seems far from certain.
The way the existing laws and regulations are being applied is clearly changing under the Buy American, Hire American Executive Order.