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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.

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.

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.

Consultation on Proposed Changes to Canada’s Criminal Rate of Interest

August 11 2022 On August 9, 2022, the Department of Finance Canada launched its anticipated consultation, Consultation on Fighting Predatory Lending, which considers…

What franchisors need to know about the new wage fixing offence

August 9 2022 Wage fixing and no-poaching agreements will be outlawed from June 23, 2023, as a result of the Competition Act amendments contained in the…

Canada’s ban on six categories of single-use plastics means Significant Changes for the retail and foodservice industries

August 9 2022 On June 22, 2022, the federal government enacted Single-use Plastics Prohibitions Regulations (the Regulations), which prohibit the manufacture…

Protected: Fit For Rescission: Two New Ontario Court of Appeal Cases Put the Squeeze on Franchisors Facing Faulty Disclosure Claims

August 9 2022 This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: This publication is a general summary of the law. It does…

Interest Rates Watch: Publication of Recommended CDOR Fallback Language for Loan Agreements

August 3 2022 Welcome back to our Interest Rates Watch series, developed to provide timely updates and practical advice on developments related to interest rates…