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File early and watch closely as Canada’s IP rules change

Ottawa managing partner Donna White chats with Canadian Lawyer InHouse about important changes to Canada's intellectual property laws that will force companies to keep an eagle eye on their trade-mark applications.

Apr 27, 2015

The stakes are rising in the fight for your personal data

Osler's Adam Kardash discusses the heightened privacy concerns surrounding the increased buying and selling of customer data, noting that “we are in a new data environment with an exploding number of companies that, in one way or another, are data companies.” 

Apr 23, 2015

Why Canada’s banks care about ‘synthetic’ trade crackdown

Tax partner Timothy Hughes comments on the government’s proposed crackdown on ‘synthetic equity arrangements,’ highlighting concerns that this approach could impact the average Canadian “who holds stock and then hedges their exposure away for any reason.”

Apr 23, 2015

A Win Against LGBT Cyber Identity Theft

Osler successfully obtained an ex parte Norwich Order on behalf of a Chicago-area gay man, the victim of an “imposter profile” created without his permission on a Montreal-based online dating site. 

Apr 23, 2015

Osler partners with Calgary’s RESOLVE campaign

Osler is proud to partner with the RESOLVE campaign to help end Calgary’s affordable housing crisis. Rather than host its customary Calgary Stampede event, Osler has made a four-year commitment to the local initiative, contributing $325,000 to the Horizon Housing Society. 

Apr 17, 2015

Canadian banks are offering Apple Pay in the U.S. – so why isn’t it on home soil yet?

Kashif Zaman, a partner in Osler’s Financial Services group, comments on the mobile payment industry, noting that while the current system may not be perfect from a risk perspective, services such as Apple Pay are here to stay. 

Apr 8, 2015

IP Practice Receives Tier 1 Ranking for Copyright

Managing Intellectual Property has recently published the third section of its annual IP Stars survey, covering the top-rated firms in the world. We are pleased to announce that Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP has been rated a Tier 1 ranking for copyright, reflecting the firm’s standing in the market over several years. 

Apr 6, 2015

Jennifer Dolman and Gillian Scott recognized as Franchise Times Legal Eagles

Congratulations to Osler franchise litigation partners Jennifer Dolman and Gillian Scott on their recognition as 2015 Franchise Times Legal Eagles. 

Apr 1, 2015

Private equity rising in Canada

In Lexpert’s April 2015 cover story, Montréal managing partner Shahir Guindi discusses Canada’s diverse private-equity market, which is steadily gaining strength.

April 2015

Riyaz Dattu appointed to Governing Council of the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association

Osler’s Riyaz Dattu has been appointed by the Canadian Bar Association to serve as its representative to the Governing Council of the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association. Acting as a liaison between the two organizations, he will provide input on a variety of professional and educational initiatives. 

Apr 1, 2015