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 |2019-07-19T11:43:53-07:00May 30th, 2019|Blog, Gaming, Gaming Law|

Recreational Cannabis Regulation in BC

The BC government regulates non-medical cannabis under the following legislation: The Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA), which regulates the possession, retail sale, supply, and production of non-medical cannabis in BC; and The Cannabis Distribution Act (CDA), which establishes the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) as BC’s only wholesale distributor of cannabis 1. The Cannabis [...]

By |2019-07-11T13:24:15-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

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 |2019-07-11T13:27:47-07:00December 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?

The GDPR 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 [...]

By |2019-07-18T16:46:33-07:00April 13th, 2018|Privacy Law|

What Vancouver Homeowners Should Know About the New Residential Vacancy Tax

EMPTY HOMES TAX NOTICE If you are a homeowner in Vancouver you have likely received a notice regarding the City’s new Vacancy Tax, also known as the Empty Homes Tax. The Vacancy Tax is a product of a City bylaw which requires all homeowners to submit a property status declaration by February 2, 2017. Instructions [...]

By |2019-07-18T16:57:55-07:00January 22nd, 2018|Real Estate|

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

The following article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for qualified legal advice. By reading this article, you understand and agree that there is no solicitor-client relationship between you and the author of this article. It’s not uncommon these days for employees to have side businesses – or side hustles [...]

By |2019-07-18T17:03:41-07:00September 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 |2019-07-18T17:18:21-07:00July 28th, 2017|Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Technology 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 |2019-07-18T17:06:14-07:00May 31st, 2017|BC Small Claims, Blog|

B.C. INTRODUCES RETROACTIVE PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM (B.C. PNP) EXEMPTION TO METRO VANCOUVER’S 15% FOREIGN BUYERS TAX

Foreign nationals who hold a nomination certificate under British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program are now exempt from Metro Vancouver’s 15% Foreign Buyers Tax. The announcement made by Premier Christy Clark on March 17, 2017, is intended to encourage skilled workers, particularly those working in British Columbia’s expanding technology industry, to make the province home. In [...]

By |2019-07-18T17:23:29-07:00May 31st, 2017|Real Estate|