Commercial activities associated with cannabis, including its promotion, are highly regulated. Section 17 of the Cannabis Act provides that the use of testimonials and depictions of persons for promotional purposes is prohibited.More
In order to better regulate the products sold on its platform and prevent illegal activities, Amazon has set up a trademark registry known as the Amazon Brand Registry.More
Among the multitude of platforms from which transactions are concluded, the Deep Web and Dark Web are currently at the heart of some of the most important commercial activities. It is in the interest of your business to pay attention to this, both for prevention of cyberattacks and for due diligence.More
8 measures that organisations should take to become compliant
Recently there has been much concern – some justified, some less so – about the coming into force on May 25, 2018 of the General Data Protection Regulation. While the regulation should be taken seriously and organisations brought into compliance with the new law, there is no reason to panic.More
Is your business affected? If so, how to comply?
Interviewed by La Presse, our lawyers Didier Culat and Nicolas St-Sauveur comment on the new European measures to which Québec SMEs doing business in Europe will have to comply.More
If you sell online via your website, make sure that you adapt your practices for collecting your customers’ personal informationFebruary 15th, 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force in May 2018; it imposes many new requirements on enterprises that collect data on their European clients. Make sure you are ready.More
The Internet has become the platform of choice for the exchange and sharing of ideas, and net neutrality advocates speak about a real attack on freedom of speech on the web that could have a tangible commercial impact on businesses that depend on the Internet and bandwidth for their commercial activities.More
Learn more about the web and mobile terms and conditions of use in a training session given by BCF Partner, Pascal Lauzon, and lawyers, Maude Papillon and Samuel Lajoie.More
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The Supreme Court recently rejected Google's arguments by confirming the validity of an injunction.More
Your intellectual property (IP) is the product of your imagination, and therefore, you own it. Like any other goods, your creations are property and, although they may not be tangible, they should be protected.More
Over the years, the global market growth and prominence of sectors such as high technology, e-commerce, and the Internet, which flout borders, have led the courts to consider the territorial scope of such clauses in a different light.More
If you are running or considering an advertising campaign in the Province of Quebec, it is essential to obtain expert consumer protection law adviceMore
How to recognize pitfalls and how you can avoid them.
The registration of this trademark is the best tool for taking action against the registration of domain names, without a legitimate interest, by other actors in your activity sector acting in bad faith.More
Our IP team can help you determine whether your company owns all of the rights to its logo, and to any other graphic or visual elements covered by copyright.More
The growing democratization of 3D printers and its legal issues.
The main legal issue raised by 3D printing is the infringement of intellectual property rights, which is somewhat reminiscent of the debate surrounding music and film piracy.More
What to do with the use of social media by your employees?
The risk for ill-advised behavior on social media is well-documented. The key is to adopt a corporate policy that is clear, solid and respectful of the right to privacy.More
A number of legal issues surrounding its use seem to be arising.
These should definitely be taken into account by anyone creating a new revolutionary application.More
Right now the real question is not whether businesses should manage the cyber-risks associated with their operations, but the issue is how they should do it
Some advice of our partner and lawyer Serge LeBel to ensure better protection of your business on the web.More
How to correctly launch your application
Mobile applications have become essential with the rise of the smartphone and the mobile device. But what has to be considered from a legal standpoint?More
Advertising in the social media era.
Social media stars are becoming spokespersons for companies wanting to reach a large number of people. But do they comply with advertising regulations?More
The interconnection of devices and the issues regarding privacy.
As technology progresses, smart objects are multiplying in our everyday life and they are collecting personal data. Welcome to the age of the Internet of Things.More
What is acceptable to use to get noticed in search engines.
It’s very tempting to copy a successful competitor’s meta tags or insert the trademark and slogan of that competitor into your own meta tags to attract some of the competitor’s clients to your site.More
Targeted Advertising and Privacy Issues
Targeted marketing has become a major trend in business and is frequently part of a company’s marketing strategy. As a business, are you certain you received proper consent to use or sell your clients' personal data?More
Some thoughts to ponder for businesses
The singer Taylor Swift recently acquired the domain names taylorswift.porn and taylorswift.sucks... It is merely part of a strategy to protect her image and trade-mark.More