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The ultimate Patent guide for startups

July 12th, 2017

And why you should consider it a necessary investment

Here are the most frequently asked questions we encounter about patents, and the answers that could save you money, time and headaches.

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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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Supreme Court Revokes the Promise Doctrine of Canadian Patents

July 4th, 2017

Good news for those seeking to obtain and uphold patents in Canada

The ruling promises to bring Canadian patent law back in line with international norms.

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By-law Adopted on contributions for parks, playgrounds and green space

June 27th, 2017

The City of Montreal recently adopted the by-law on contributions for parks, playgrounds and green space titled “Règlement relatif à la cession pour fins d’établissement, de maintien et d’amélioration de parcs, de terrains de jeux et de préservation d’espaces naturels sur le territoire de la Ville de Montréal ”.

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The latest news on global employee mobility - June 22, 2017

June 22nd, 2017

NEWSLETTER: GLOBAL EMPLOYEE MOBILITY

BCF Business Law keeps you informed of the latest news in the world of business immigration and labour mobility. A unique approach and integrated solutions for your mobility needs, that’s what we mean by a different kind of practice.

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BCF on the move, putting our expertise in life sciences on the map!

June 16th, 2017

In the wake of its recent successes, the intellectual property team is preparing for future international conferences, specifically the Bio International Convention 2017 which will be held in San Diego at the end of June.

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Les Grands du Droit recognizes BCF’s growth

June 2nd, 2017

BCF in fifth place in this prestigious ranking

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The latest news on Global Employee Mobility - June 2, 2017

June 2nd, 2017

NEWSLETTER: GLOBAL EMPLOYEE MOBILITY

BCF Business Law keeps you informed of the latest news in the world of business immigration and labour mobility. Helping you deal with globalization. That's what we mean by a different kind of practice.

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BCF Welcomes Its Summer Students

May 30th, 2017

BCF is proud to train and develop the best emerging jurists and to welcome them as summer students.

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Julie Gaudreault-Martel Receives the 2017 Rajpattie-Persaud Pro Bono Award

May 26th, 2017

The Canadian Bar Association recognizes our partner’s outstanding contribution to her community.

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Philippe Therias is joining the BCF intellectual property and patents team

May 25th, 2017

His extensive, transversal experience will be valuable for our clients who work in Europe

As an international correspondent based in Paris, Philippe Therias works at one of BCF’s affiliate firms, Bignon Lebray.

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BCF among the finalists at Centraide’s Distinctions event

May 18th, 2017

55% OF THE FIRM’S MEMBERS CONTRIBUTED IN 2016!

The organization recognizes the extraordinary commitment of BCF’s members during the 2016 campaign.

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Startups: Four funding opportunities to protect your inventions

May 18th, 2017

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.

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Happy 375th, Montreal!

May 17th, 2017

Today, May 17, 2017, the entire team at BCF Business Law would like to recognize the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal.

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Harmonization of Montreal’s park contribution system

May 12th, 2017

In late April 2017, the City of Montreal (the “City”) adopted a draft by-law on contributions for parks, playgrounds and green space titled “Règlement relatif à la cession pour fins d’établissement, de maintien et d’amélioration de parcs, de terrains de jeux et de préservation d’espaces naturels sur le territoire de la Ville de Montréal .”

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Quebec Floods: BCF is proud of its team’s response

May 10th, 2017

The firm has remitted $40,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help the victims in the various regions affected by flooding.

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THE TERRITORIAL SCOPE OF NON-COMPETITION CLAUSES ON THE WEB

May 9th, 2017

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.

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BCF’s Expertise Featured on the West Coast

April 30th, 2017

Our free-trade specialist, Didier Culat, addresses opportunities for Canadian companies under CETA in Vancouver.

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BCF Honoured at Canada’s Best Managed Companies Awards Ceremony in Toronto

April 27th, 2017

10 firm partners attended the prestigious event

BCF Business Law is the only Quebec firm to join the ranks of Deloitte’s Platinum Club members

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TAX AUTHORITIES, SET-OFF/COMPENSATION AND ENFORCEMENT MEASURES IN AN INSOLVENCY CONTEXT REGARDING GST AND QST

March 29th, 2017

Good news for companies undergoing restructuring

Tax authorities cannot invoke the presumptions of exigibility and validity provided for in tax laws in order to meet the conditions for set-off or compensation, which can only take place between debts that are reciprocal and which exist pre-filing of insolvency proceedings.

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BCF Business Law launches BCF Imagine, its new mentorship program designed for startups

March 29th, 2017

Visit www.bcfimagine.ca to see everything this exclusive program has to offer.

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When Social Networks Harm Your Company

March 22nd, 2017

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.

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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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Registering your domain name in Asia before someone else does… Is it urgent? Is it necessary?

March 22nd, 2017

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.

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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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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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BCF's expertise published in the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF)

March 22nd, 2017

Our Lawyer Didier Culat talks about CETA and free trade

The Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF) is an important employer organization and is present in all regions.

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BCF partner André Ryan appointed "FELLOW" of the American College of Trial Lawyers

March 6th, 2017

This accolade is in recognition of his outstanding litigation skills.

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CETA: a great opportunity for our businesses

March 3rd, 2017

Our lawyer Didier Culat answers IQ questions on the subject.

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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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The latest news on Global Employee Mobility - February 28, 2017

February 28th, 2017

NEWSLETTER: GLOBAL EMPLOYEE MOBILITY

BCF Business Law keeps you informed of the latest news in the world of business immigration and labour mobility. Helping you deal with globalization. That's what we mean by a different kind of practice.

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The latest news on Global Employee Mobility - February 24, 2017

February 27th, 2017

NEWSLETTER: GLOBAL EMPLOYEE MOBILITY

BCF Business Law keeps you informed of the latest news in the world of business immigration and labour mobility. Helping you deal with globalization. That's what we mean by a different kind of practice.

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Feature Interview with Julie Lessard on Donald Trump’s New Policy

February 22nd, 2017

BCF’s business immigration expertise featured in La Presse +!

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Business Transfers: Financing, the Crux of the Matter

February 22nd, 2017

Journal de Québec interview with our Partner Serge LeBel.

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A giant of the law is gone

February 8th, 2017

Roy L. Heenan has died at the age of 81

All of BCF members extend their deepest condolences to his family.

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Major Construction Projects: Properly Understanding Bill 108

February 7th, 2017

This Bill is intended to create the Autorité des marchés publics.

Our professionals, Nicolas Gosselin and Émilie Nadeau, were guest speakers at the 73rd edition of the QRBHCA convention.

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Exclusive Mini-MBA for BCF Professionals

January 30th, 2017

More than ever at BCF, we’ve been putting the training and the mentoring of our professionals at the heart of our development strategy.

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Lobbying: From theory to practice

January 27th, 2017

Gaining a better understanding of the Act and the activities it governs

Our lawyers, Isabelle Landry and Émilie Nadeau, presented this information session along with the team from Hill+Knowlton Strategies last December.

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BCF TO ADVISE QUEBEC MANUFACTURING COMPANIES LOOKING TO BREAK IN TO THE EUROPEAN MARKET

January 24th, 2017

Investissement Québec’s Manufacturing Initiative tour is visiting 17 cities

Our lawyer Didier Culat is one of a handful of experts participating in the tour.

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BCF CONTINUES ITS QUÉBEC CITY EXPANSION

January 24th, 2017

FOUR YOUNG LAWYERS JOIN THE TEAM

Jean-Philippe Beaudet, Nicolas Guimond, Laurence Pépin and Isabel Pouliot join the firm’s office in the Capital.

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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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JULIEN LACHERÉ, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXPERT, JOINS THE BCF BUSINESS LAW PARTNER TEAM

January 12th, 2017

A registered patent agent in Canada and the United States, Mr. Lacheré joined BCF in 2014.

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DIDIER CULAT IN FRANCE TO OUTLINE NEW CANADA-EUROPE AGREEMENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

January 11th, 2017

From the moment CETA enters into force, 99% of customs tariffs between our two economies will be eliminated

"We, as lawyers, are here to help businesses make sense of it all and achieve a thriving export strategy”, noted Mr. Culat.

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BCF Closes its Barbados Office

January 9th, 2017

From now on, BCF’s cross-border tax specialists will serve the international needs of the firm’s clients from its offices in Montreal and Quebec City.

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Happy Holidays!

December 23rd, 2016

May the new year be full of happiness and success!

We wish you a very joyous holiday season with family and friends!

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Precautionary Measures for Holiday Parties

December 13th, 2016

An important reminder at this time of the year

Read the list of employers responsibilities.

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