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 [...]

Fan Art: Appropriation or Appreciation?

This month, Vancouver hosted the Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) which celebrates Vancouver’s dynamic and growing arts and culture scene (dance, music, food, crafts) surrounded by the city’s best and most stunning outdoor mural art. More information on the VMF can be found on their site,  www.VanMuralFest.ca . As we wound our way through the festival [...]

By |2021-06-24T07:37:40-07:00August 30th, 2019|Blog, Intellectual Property|

Augmented & Virtual Reality: Navigating the Emerging Legal Terrain

With a continuously expanding market for Virtual Reality technology, from Google’s Daydream to Facebook’s Oculus Rift, the legal landscape is beginning to follow suit. According to market intelligence provider TrendForce, merchandisers sold 14 million virtual reality devices worldwide in 2016, and it projects that VR device sales and software will snowball into a $70 billion [...]

By |2020-08-06T06:28:32-07:00June 13th, 2019|Blog, Gaming, Gaming Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

Changes to Canada’s Trademarks Act

In June 2014, major amendments were passed to Canada’s Trademarks Act (the “Act”). After having been postponed several times, the implementation date of these changes was set for June 17, 2019. One of the most significant updates to the Act is the elimination of the prior “use” requirement for registration of a trademark. With the [...]

By |2019-10-30T17:24:15-07:00November 21st, 2018|Intellectual Property|

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|
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