About David McHugh

David is a business, employment, and technology lawyer who helps clients identify and minimize risk and maximize success. David can be reached at 604-629-5401 or d.mchugh@segev.ca

What Software Developers (And Their Clients) Should Know Before Signing a Software Development Agreement

When a software developer is retained by a client to develop new software, careful attention should be given to the allocation of intellectual property rights in the soon to be created software. Generally speaking, there are two ways that the intellectual property rights in the software can be dealt with. The first option is to [...]

By | 2017-08-04T09:34:45+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

Proactively Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Copyrights

Canadian law changes frequently. To the extent there are changes in the law, the information in this blog post may no longer be accurate. This blog post does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Content provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Proactively Protecting Your Intellectual Property: [...]

By | 2017-07-10T14:31:57+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

Is Your Contractor Actually a Contractor?

Canadian law changes frequently. To the extent there are changes in the law, the information in this blog post may no longer be accurate. This blog post does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Content provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. There is a trend among [...]

By | 2017-06-01T11:05:46+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Employment Law|

Non-Competition Clauses and Tech Employees

Non-Competition Clauses and Tech Employees Recently a good friend of the firm, Sabaa Quao, President and Founder of /newsrooms,  tweeted us a great question: https://twitter.com/xsabaa/status/723615702628728832 Thanks for the question, Sabaa! Non-competition clauses can arise in a number of different contexts and whether the clause is enforceable often depends in part upon the context in which [...]

By | 2016-04-22T18:14:42+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Uncategorised|

Protecting a Business Name

Protecting a Business Name This blog post is not legal advice and is for general informational purposes only. Always speak with a lawyer before acting on any of the information contained herein. Picking a business name is often one of the first steps an entrepreneur takes when planning to form a new business. Among many [...]

By | 2016-01-06T16:42:01+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Dismissing (aka Firing) an Employee for Cause is Harder than Often Thought

Dismissing (aka Firing) an Employee for Cause is Harder than Often Thought This blog post is not legal advice and is for general informational purposes only. Always speak with a lawyer before acting on any of the information contained herein. Sometimes the misconduct, incompetence, or disobedience of an employee entitles an employer to fire the [...]

By | 2016-01-04T11:17:05+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Employment Law, Uncategorised|

Compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): What You Need to Know

Compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): What You Need to Know This blog post is not legal advice and is for general informational purposes only. Always speak with a lawyer before acting on any of the information contained herein. On July 1, 2014, Canada’s new anti-spam law (CASL) came into effect and it cast a [...]

By | 2015-12-30T15:07:04+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Uncategorised|