Gaming Industry Growth and Demographics

Video games have come a long way since 1958, when Tennis for Two debuted as the first video game created for exclusively entertainment purposes. Since then, the video game industry has gone from a niche, budding form of recreation into a lucrative and diverse industry that caters to a wide range of audiences around the [...]

By |2019-10-01T12:26:12-07:00October 1st, 2019|Blog, Gaming, Technology|

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Cannabis Industry

Information about Cannabis Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) between privately held corporations involve a variety of complex business and legal considerations. In order to effectively navigate this terrain, it’s important to understand some of the underlying dynamics and some of the issues that may arise. This is especially important in the cannabis [...]

By |2019-09-24T15:40:53-07:00September 24th, 2019|Blog, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

Critical Next Steps in Missouri for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operators

Next Steps for Missouri Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operators Great opportunity awaits future operators of medical marijuana dispensaries in Missouri, and with the deadline for filing license applications having come and gone, the work has only just begun.  On August 19 the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) closed its call for medical marijuana [...]

By |2019-09-05T16:53:07-07:00September 5th, 2019|Blog, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

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 |2019-09-06T11:46:30-07:00August 30th, 2019|Blog, Intellectual Property|

Benefits of Joint Tenancy

The benefits of estate planning with joint tenancy Estate planning is certainly not a one-size-fits-all model; however, a joint tenancy could be used to help achieve a few common goals, including: ensuring the property passes to the appropriate beneficiary; minimizing income tax and probate fees; and simplifying the estate administration process. Benefits of Joint Tenancy [...]

By |2019-08-23T12:03:55-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Blog, Real Estate, Wills & Estates|

Changes to Canadian Cryptocurrency Regulations

Expected changes to cryptocurrency regulations in Canada With the release of updated anti-money laundering regulations set for mid 2020, businesses engaged in the cryptocurrency & blockchain world will want to familiarize themselves with the proposed changes. The Canadian government recently published amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA), directly [...]

By |2019-08-23T12:04:12-07:00August 16th, 2019|Blockchain, Blog, Cryptocurrency, Technology Law|

Missouri Cannabis Licensing Process

Authors: Mark Balestra, US Special Counsel, and Natasha Vlajnic, 2019 Summer Student. The article below is a simplification of the licensing process – obtaining legal advice is recommended. If your company needs assistance in filing a cannabis license application, Segev LLP is here to help. Feel free to reach out to Mark Balestra, a senior [...]

By |2019-07-24T10:48:20-07:00July 24th, 2019|Blog, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

Dual Wills

How dual wills could help you save on probate fees: Do you own shares in a private company? Are you looking for savings when your assets pass to your heirs? Dual wills could potentially save you money on probate fees. Under WESA (Wills, Estates and Succession Act) in BC, dual wills are a great estate [...]

By |2019-07-18T17:14:17-07:00July 12th, 2019|Blog, Wills & Estates|

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 |2019-07-11T13:33:39-07:00June 13th, 2019|Blog, Gaming, Gaming Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|