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Passing-off: Protecting the brand, goodwill and reputation of a business

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Feb 4, 2020 1:25:42 PM

Written by Catherine A. Crang and Suzanne M. Porteous

The law of passing-off in Canada originated with deceit and trademark laws in the nineteenth century. It subsequently evolved to become a common law tort used to protect businesses from competitors who misuse their trademark or trade name in connection with the goods and services offered by the competitor. It is often summarized by the now antiquated statement that “no man should pass off his goods as those of another”.

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Topics: Commercial Litigation

A win in court on a Family Maintenance and Support Claim

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Jan 21, 2020 3:19:15 PM

Written by Jennifer R. Lamb and Paul E. Reid

Carscallen LLP litigators Jennifer R. Lamb and Paul E. Reid successfully represented a client in a recent estate dispute in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta over a claim by their client, a 74 year old woman (the “Client”), against the estate of her deceased adult interdependent partner (the “Partner”) of 13 years.

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Topics: Client Wins

Aron Balakrishnan is the Newest Carscallen Partner

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Jan 20, 2020 1:45:06 PM

Carscallen LLP is pleased to introduce Aron Balakrishnan as the firm’s newest partner. A key member of the firm’s real estate and banking groups, Aron embodies the firm’s commitment to excellence and innovation.

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Topics: News

Changes to disclosure requirements for private CBCA corporations

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Jan 8, 2020 8:46:56 AM

Written by David L. Sevalrud, ICD.D.

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Topics: Corporate finance and securities law

What employers should consider now that cannabis is legal

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Dec 17, 2019 10:50:14 AM

Written by Hema Ahuja

As of October 17, 2018, the use of both recreational and medical cannabis is legal in Canada. This presents a number of important considerations for employers in order to ensure the continued health and safety of their workplace, their employees and, as applicable, the public. 

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Topics: Cannabis, Employment Law

Mandatory reporting of privacy breaches in Alberta

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Dec 3, 2019 2:30:55 PM

Written by Carrie Akister and Theresa M. Nolan

Privacy legislation in Alberta[1] requires that certain privacy breaches of individuals’ personal or health information be reported to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (the “Commissioner”). Breach reporting to the Commissioner can be done using the Privacy Breach Report Form on the Commissioner’s website.

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Topics: Privacy Law

Partition and sale of co-owned property

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Nov 20, 2019 11:02:27 AM

Written by Nicholas M. Ramessar

When a relationship breaks down between two or more co-owners of a property, any party has a legal right under the provincial Law of Property Act[1] (the “Act”) to apply to the Court to terminate the co-ownership of the property.

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Topics: Commercial Litigation

Family law changes coming for common law relationships

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Nov 5, 2019 1:13:25 PM

Written by Grant W.D. Cameron and Ryan J. Barata

Changes are coming to family law in Alberta for common law relationships, effective January 1, 2020.

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Topics: Matrimonial law

Legal employment considerations for executives

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Oct 24, 2019 11:28:16 AM

Written by Catherine A. Crang and Theresa M. Nolan

Executive and many key senior employee positions are accompanied by a number of unique legal considerations in the negotiation and preparation of employment contracts.

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Topics: Employment Law

The hemp hype in Canada

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Oct 11, 2019 11:42:11 AM

Written by John M. Davidson

With the annual hemp harvest season across the Prairie provinces recently completed, now is an opportune time to look at the industrial hemp industry in Canada and the regulatory regime it is governed by.

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Topics: Cannabis

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