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Dealers beware – providing a loaner to your customer – action item – ensure you have a loaner agreement

October 11 2011 Dealers and repair shops often have a practice of loaning clients a car for a day or two while the customer’s car is in the shop. 

What is a "sculpture" for copyright purposes?

March 25 2010 A recent decision of the English Court of Appeal considered the meaning of the term "sculpture" in a copyright context, as well as a conflict of law issue.

Deal or no deal: copyright protection in television formats

May 25 2011 The licensing of television formats is a huge business, generating billions of dollars worldwide.

Trade-marks and product placement: the use of branded products in film and television productions

February 2 2011 In the last issue of the The Cassels Brock Report, I addressed the issue of trade-mark rights in titles as the first in a series of articles on trade-marks in the film and television industries.

The defence of "fair comment"

July 7 2008 In WIC Radio Ltd. v Simpson, the Supreme Court of Canada has redefined and strengthened the defence of "fair comment" in defamation cases.

Snapshot: environmental regulations for mining activities in Canada

May 27 2021 This article looks at the primary environmental regulations applicable to mining activities in Canada, including environmental review, permitting and remediation.

At a glance: mining duties, royalties and taxes in Canada

May 27 2021 A concise guide to applicable duties, royalties and taxes for mining activities in Canada.

In brief: mining rights and title in Canada

May 27 2021 A look at some of the key legal and practical considerations surrounding mining rights and title in Canada, including the extent of state control, renewal and transfer of licences, and protection of rights.

An interview with Cassels Brock & Blackwell discussing R&I Canada

July 28 2020 According to statistics compiled by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, on an overall basis, business insolvency filings in Canada in the…