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|

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|

Upcoming Updates 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 is now 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 [...]

By |2018-11-28T09:18:58-07:00November 21st, 2018|Intellectual Property|

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|

Proactively Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Copyrights

Canadian law changes frequently. To the extent there are changes in the law, the information in this blog post may no longer be accurate. This blog post does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Content provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Proactively Protecting Your Intellectual Property: [...]

By |2019-07-19T11:51:11-07:00February 28th, 2017|Blog, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

Is Your Contractor Actually a Contractor?

Canadian law changes frequently. To the extent there are changes in the law, the information in this blog post may no longer be accurate. This blog post does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Content provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. There is a trend among [...]

By |2017-09-15T11:24:02-07:00January 20th, 2017|Employment Law|