We’re Hiring – Barbeau Evans LLP

Legal Assistant – Downtown Vancouver A full-time legal assistant is required for a downtown Vancouver business law firm. The successful applicant will be assisting two lawyers in the areas of corporate / commercial law, intellectual property, wills and…

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Beneficial Property Ownership Reporting Threshold Lowered in British Columbia

British Columbia has lowered the threshold at which shareholders of a property-owning corporation must be disclosed to its public registry of beneficial and indirect land owners to 10 per cent.

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Canada Adopts International IP Measures

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has announce that the Madrid Protocol, the Singapore Treaty and the Nice Agreement came into force in Canada today, June 17, 2019.

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New Disclosure of Benficial Ownership in British Columbia

The British Columbia New Democratic Party Government, has introduced legislation, to force the disclosure of the benefical ownership of real estate and shares of Britis Columbia corporates.

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Legal Issues for Start-Ups

There are many legal considerations for businesses in the developmental stages, including the appropriate corporate structure, financing, protecting intellectual property, founder’s rights and obligations and protecting the business from future litigation. We have set out below a description…

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How To Prepare a Will to Manage Your Estate

How To Prepare a Will to Manage Your Estate You are willing to plan and secure that your estate will be passed to the beneficiary(ies) you chose, but you are wondering how to implement your wishes. The preparation…

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Shareholders’ Agreement – A Primer

A shareholders’ agreement sets out rights and obligations of the shareholders of a company and permits shareholders to participate in managing certain affairs of the Company.

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Significant Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law

On June 17, 2019, certain amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act (the “Act”) and Trademarks Regulations (the “Regulations”), come into force, which amendments may impact your intellectual property. The Amendments The amendments to the Act and Regulations include…

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Mortgage Stress Tests in Canada

The Canadian government is trying to cool the hot real estate markets in metropolitan cities such as Vancouver and Toronto, by rolling out new rules on mortgage lending.  The most recent of these measures, are the rules implemented…

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Charities Update – Canada

Recent Canadian Charity News: Official donation receipts must now include the name and website address of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Following the move to the canada.ca website, official donation receipts will need to be updated with the…

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