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The Path Forward: US Treasury Releases Fintech Report

Canada, USA - August 14 2018 On July 31, 2018, the US Department of the Treasury released its Report on Nonbank Financials, Fintech, and Innovation (the “Treasury Report”)…

New York State Department of Financial Services Issues Report on Online Lending

Canada, USA - August 10 2018 The New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) has recently issued an Online Lending Report (the “Report”) analyzing current consumer…

US Federal Banking Regulator Announces Decision to Accept Applications for National Fintech Banking Charters

Canada, USA - August 7 2018 On July 31, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) announced that it would begin accepting applications for national bank…

A Lesson on When to Strike: Case Comment on Badawy v 1038482 Alberta Ltd et al., 2018 FC 807

Canada - August 3 2018 In a Federal Court decision released on July 31, 2018, Badawy v 1038482 Alberta Ltd et al, a claim for infringement of intellectual property was…

Financial Consumers and the Cryptoasset Sector: the OSC Publishes a Report Providing Background on Ontario Cryptoasset Investors

Canada - July 16 2018 On June 28, 2018, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) published a report entitled “Taking Caution: Financial Consumers and the Cryptoasset…

U.S. Government Accountability Office Publishes Report on Fintech Regulation

Canada, USA - June 7 2018 In March 2018, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report on Fintech regulation (the “GAO Report”). The GAO Report…

European Commission Releases Proposal to Regulate Crowdfunding

Canada - May 9 2018 On March 8, 2018, the European Commission (“Commission”) released a new proposal (“Proposal”) to regulate crowdfunding service providers (“CSPs”) as…

Government of Ontario announces plans for Fintech Accelerator Office

Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom - May 4 2018 On May 2, 2018, the Government of Ontario formally announced plans to open the Fintech Accelerator Office (FAO). The development of the FAO will be…

The 2018 Québec Budget and Digital Economy

Canada - May 3 2018 The Finance Minister Carlos J. Leitão announced in the 2018 Québec Budget of March 27 a number of important measures, including measures aimed at…

Canadian Government’s IP Strategy Seeks to Boost Innovation, Increase IP Literacy, and Rein-in Patent Trolls

Canada - April 26 2018 The Government of Canada unveiled its IP Strategy today, planning to invest $83.5 million over five years to help Canadian businesses understand…