A different kind of practice

Supreme Court Revokes the Promise Doctrine of Canadian Patents

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

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

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!

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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Jean-Sébastien Beaulieu

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Jean-Sébastien Beaulieu

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Les Grands du Droit recognizes BCF’s growth

BCF in fifth place in this prestigious ranking

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The latest news on Global Employee Mobility - June 2, 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

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

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

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Jules Turcotte

Partner, Lawyer

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Jules Turcotte

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Philippe Therias is joining the BCF intellectual property and patents team

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

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

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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Pierre D. Saint-Aubin

Partner, Lawyer

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Pierre D. Saint-Aubin

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Happy 375th, Montreal!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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When Social Networks Harm Your Company

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?

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?

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?

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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