Current affairs

Net neutrality threatened: The issues summarized

December 21st, 2017

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.

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A new BCF.TV training course is now available

October 23rd, 2017

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.

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In the e-commerce era, is there such a thing as a “Worldwide” Injunction?

July 6th, 2017

Well, sort of...

The Supreme Court recently rejected Google's arguments by confirming the validity of an injunction.

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Think of the Children! Advertising to Preteens in Quebec

March 22nd, 2017

If you are running or considering an advertising campaign in the Province of Quebec, it is essential to obtain expert consumer protection law advice

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DOES YOUR STARTUP COMPANY REALLY OWN ALL THE RIGHTS TO ITS LOGO?

March 22nd, 2017

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.

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3D Printing: Can I print my own Spiderman action figure?

March 22nd, 2017

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.

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Do You Have All the Rights Required to Publish the Photos Purchased by Your Business?

February 28th, 2017

Copyright law presents a number of subtleties, and the many platforms that can be used to distribute works each have their own distinct features. Are you about to undertake a project? To make sure you acquire all of the rights you may need someday, contact our team of specialists.

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Smart objects: BCF expertise showcased in La Presse +

January 18th, 2017

The internet of things is a revolution for both businesses and consumers

Our partners Adam Allouba and Pascal Lauzon provide sound advice to businesses planning on manufacturing such objects.

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Pokémon Go: Legal Issues That Could Snowball

August 19th, 2016

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.

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On your marks ! Get ready for some changes to come

April 25th, 2016

Trademarks Act in Canada

Several changes regarding the Trademarks Act (Canada) will come into force in 2018.

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Embedding A Competitor’s Slogan In Your Website’s Meta Tags: Permitted Or Not?

August 25th, 2015

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.

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What to do with the domain name extensions .porn, .sucks, etc.?

May 13th, 2015

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.

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DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING ENGLISH COMMERCIAL SIGNS

February 11th, 2015

Court clarifies Charter exemption for unregistered trade marks

Twenty English-speaking merchants of Montreal recently contested a charge of non-compliance with the Charter of the French Language, better known as Bill 101. The defence of some merchants prevailed.

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