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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Privacy of Electronic Devices at the Border

These days, travellers typically cross the border with a substantial amount of private information stored on their electronic devices. While Canadian citizens have privacy rights within the country, this right all but disappears at the border. This article…

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Land Owner Transparency Act

The Government of British Columbia has committed to a 30-Point Plan for Housing Affordability.  A part of the recently announced plan, involves the ending the “hidden ownership” of real estate to make sure people are paying their fair…

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Public Registry of Beneficial Owners of Property – British Columbia

The British Columbia NDP government intends to introduce legislation mandating Canada’s first public registry of property beneficial ownership, to deter investors from buying housing through nominee companies and trusts. The move to crack down on real estate “hidden…

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Crowdfunding – Raising Funds for Your Business

Crowdfunding – Introduction As discussed in our previous blog post, “Private Placements in Canada”, Canadian Securities regulations generally restrict a company from selling its securities without filing a prospectus, with the applicable securities regulator(s). This requirement can be…

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An Introduction to Private Corporation Mergers and Acquisitions in Canada – Part 1

It has been some time since we focused a law blog post, on one of the primary aspects of our corporate / commercial practice, being private corporation mergers and Acquisitions in Canada.  As we regularly advise Canadian and…

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Legal Support Staff (Downtown Vancouver)

We are a small business oriented law firm located in downtown Vancouver, with a practice focused on corporate / commercial, real estate, estate planning and intellectual property matters, arising in both a domestic and international context. We are…

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We’re Hiring – Bookkeeper

We are looking for an organized, responsible and proactive bookkeeper to join our team, working for a downtown Vancouver business, estate planning and real estate law firm. Applicants must have excellent attention to detail, combined with the ability…

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Mortgage Stress Test – Update

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) announced a number of new mortgage rules which came into effect on January 1, 2018. The new rules, which affect all Canadians renewing or refinancing a mortgage, will require…

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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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