Dispute Resolution - Choose the Location Wisely

Dispute Resolution - Choose the Location Wisely

By way of background, when you agree to an alternate form of dispute resolution in order to displace the courts a number of things should be decided on. One of the most basic questions ...

Contracts - The Supreme Court of Canada Imposes a Duty of Honesty

Contracts - The Supreme Court of Canada Imposes a Duty of Honesty

The Supreme Court of Canada today released a decision expanding upon the general duty of good faith owed by contracting parties to each other. In its decision ...

Choice of Law in Contracts - Should You Care?

Choice of Law in Contracts - Should You Care?

Typically, when entering into an agreement with a party in another legal jurisdiction (most commonly in the USA for BC clients) the parties specify what laws govern the interpretation ...

I want to obtain a trademark for Europe. What should I do?

I want to obtain a trademark for Europe. What should I do?

You can apply on a country by country basis for trade marks in Europe, the same as you can in North America. You can also ...

What is the Personal Information Protection Act (BC)?

What is the Personal Information Protection Act (BC)?

The Personal Information Protection Act is the statute governing the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable information in British Columbia. Interested ...

Why does the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (BC) apply to commercial transactions?

Why does the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (BC) apply to commercial transactions?

The Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (the "Act") provides the public in Part 1 with access to records"

Software Development - A Marriage of Convenience

Software Development - A Marriage of Convenience

A carefully thought out contract can provide the structure for the entire process - and contribute to improving the quality of the finished product. How? ...

Shareholders Agreements Part I

Shareholders Agreements Part I

Curious about what the process can look like if you are considering having a Shareholders' Agreement Drafted? ...

What is a discretionary trust and why do people use them?

What is a discretionary trust and why do people use them?

A discretionary trust is a legally recognized entity. Trusts are a concept of Western law and ...

What areas of law arise in E-commerce?

What areas of law arise in E-commerce?

E-commerce law might include contracts, commercial, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, and consumer protection ...