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 |2019-06-13T15:22:10-07:00June 13th, 2019|Blog, Gaming, Gaming Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

Preparedness for New Jersey and Pennsylvania Regulated I-Gaming Market Entry: Questions Answered

It’s going to be an interesting Summer for aspiring entrants into the regulated US interactive casino gaming markets. Pennsylvania - now accepting license applications  - has joined New Jersey as a point of intrigue. The New Jersey market is steadily becoming a known quantity, and we’re consequently seeing more and more parties stepping onto that [...]

By |2019-05-31T16:54:43-07:00May 30th, 2019|Blog, Gaming, Gaming Law|

New Mandatory Data Breach Obligations Under Canada’s Privacy Law

Canada’s federal privacy law the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, or PIPEDA for short, just got an upgrade. Effective November 1, 2018, organizations regulated under PIPEDA have mandatory reporting obligations if they experience a security breach involving personal information. Failure to comply with the reporting obligations can result in fines of up to [...]

By |2018-12-04T16:52:23-07:00December 4th, 2018|Privacy Law|

British Columbia Cannabis Retail Store Licensing

Overview: If you are an individual (sole proprietor), partnership, or corporation looking to apply for a cannabis retail store licence, here is some key information regarding the application process to sell non-medical cannabis and cannabis accessories in British Columbia. Eligibility: To be eligible to apply, you must own, lease, or have an agreement to lease [...]

By |2018-12-04T11:37:11-07:00August 22nd, 2018|Cannabis Regulations|

What Kind of Privacy Issues Should Canadian Companies be Aware of Associated With the New European Union General Data Protection Regulation?

Introduction The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) is a new privacy regulation that affects all individuals in the 28 European Union member states, as well as all companies that conduct business in the European Union (the “EU”). The law comes into effect on May 25, 2018 and largely affects digital data of [...]

By |2018-12-04T11:41:47-07:00April 13th, 2018|Privacy Law|

SMALL CLAIMS | BIG CHANGES

Effective June 1, 2017, with a few exceptions, small claims disputes up to $5,000 will be resolved in British Columbia’s new online Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT). The CRT is Canada’s first online tribunal for resolving strata and small claims disputes, and the first of it’s kind to be integrated into a public court system. This [...]

By |2018-12-04T11:54:15-07:00May 31st, 2017|BC Small Claims|