The trouble with trade-mark: Rule changes spark worry
Speaking with the Globe and Mail, Donna White discusses amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act including the removal of the use requirement, which requires those who want to register a trade-mark to demonstrate it is actually intended for commercial use.
The Broad Sweep of Change
In the first of a two-part series in the Director Journal, Osler’s Brian Levitt and Andrew MacDougall join a roundtable discussion with some of the country’s most experienced directors to discuss the evolution of corporate governance in Canada.
Landmark Decision Establishing New Duty to Act Honestly in Performing Contracts
In a landmark decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized a new duty on parties to perform contractual obligations honestly. This Osler Update looks at the Court’s decision and examines its practical implications.
Read our comments in the Globe and Mail.
Countdown to CASL 2.0 – Computer Program Provisions Come into Force January 2015
On November 10, 2014, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission released guidance on the installation of computer programs under Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL). Notably, the guidance sets out when the Act applies to the installation of computer programs and states that "self-installed software is not covered under CASL."
Landmark Health Canada Study Finds No Definitive Link Between Wind Turbines and Human Health
Health Canada has released its long-anticipated findings in the Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study – the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind in the world. This Update summarizes the key preliminary findings from the study and examines their legal significance.
Read our comments in the National Post.
Osler tops Legal Post’s Q3 corporate finance league tables
Osler tops the Legal Post’s Q3 corporate finance league tables, advising on 12 debt and equity financings worth a combined $7.15 billion.
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