A Guide to Hiring a Lawyer

Are you looking to hire a new lawyer? You may be asking yourself; how do I find the right lawyer for me?  To start, experience is certainly important, but it isn’t the only thing you need to consider when deciding which lawyer to retain. Conducting a few Google or Yelp searches and hastily selecting a [...]

What Every Employee With a Side Hustle Should Know About Copyright Ownership

It’s not uncommon these days for employees to have side businesses – or side hustles – in addition to their 9 to 5 employment. After all, who wouldn’t want a second stream of income? But where that side hustle involves the creation and commercialization of intellectual property, there is a risk that the employee’s use [...]

By |2021-05-05T06:25:45-07:00September 11th, 2017|Blog, Commercial Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property|

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 |2020-10-13T08:13:31-07:00July 28th, 2017|Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

Proactively Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Copyrights

You’ve probably heard that protecting your intellectual property is important. This is good advice. But just what is intellectual property? Why is it so important to protect? And how does one proactively protect it? If you have ever asked any of these questions, you’re reading the right blog post. What Is Intellectual Property? If you [...]

By |2020-06-16T07:19:54-07:00February 28th, 2017|Blog, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

Facebook Contracts Out of BC Privacy Laws

Facebook Contracts Out of BC Privacy Laws   British Columbia’s highest court has blocked a class action lawsuit brought against Facebook Inc. from proceeding because its Terms of Use forbid users from resolving any claim, action or other dispute outside Santa Clara County, California. Even though Facebook users in B.C. expect B.C.’s privacy laws to [...]

By |2020-05-15T06:25:01-07:00September 4th, 2015|Commercial Law, Uncategorised|

Board of Directors vs. Board of Advisors

Board of Directors vs. Board of Advisors   Building a large board of directors isn’t always the best way to bring in outside expertise into your business. Building a board of advisors is a less-costly alternative, which is especially useful in start-ups and small businesses. The right advisors not only bring fresh perspectives but they [...]

By |2020-09-28T06:57:12-07:00September 2nd, 2015|Commercial Law, Uncategorised|

Building your Board of Directors in British Columbia

Building your Board of Directors in British Columbia   Why does your business even need a board of directors in the first place? The short answer is that the law requires it. The (slightly) longer answer is that they act on behalf of the shareholders to supervise and manage the activities of the business. Directors [...]

Contracts Basics Part 2: Indemnity Clauses

Contracts Series: Indemnity Clauses We’re continuing our series of articles focusing on the essential features of a commercial contract. Last week we looked at the importance of naming the right parties. This week, we’re jumping ahead to indemnifications. A simple indemnification clause might look like this:  The Consultant agrees to indemnify clauses and hold harmless the [...]

By |2021-01-18T00:09:18-08:00June 10th, 2015|Commercial Law, Uncategorised|

Contracts: Certainty of Terms

Contracts: Certainty of Terms Business relies on contracts. Contracts are a critical part of building and managing commercial relationships. As we know, once a contract is executed, it plays an important role in guiding the parties in their interactions with each other and setting the ground rules for a productive, fair, and predictable relationship. And [...]

By |2020-05-20T07:07:18-07:00May 12th, 2015|Commercial Law, Uncategorised|
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