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Archive for March 2018

Is Street Art and Graffiti Copyright Protected?

H & M landed itself in hot water last week from a legal and public relations standpoint. Interestingly, it shone a spotlight on how graffiti and street art should or could be protected. In fact, Founder of Froese Law, Ashlee Froese jumped on to Toronto’s CityNews to weigh in on the issues. Click here for…

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Hey, Oscar! What’s an Inclusion Rider

A little over a week ago, Frances McDormand gave a rousing acceptance speech for her Oscar win for the Best Actress category.  It warmed our lawyer hearts when we heard her proclaim: “I have two words to leave with you tonight: Inclusion rider”. Ever keen to educate our readers on the law in relatable terms,…

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Expanding Market Opporunities through Licensing

Simply put, licensing is a business tool that commercializes your business’ intellectual property and brand.  Through intellectual property laws, the intellectual property owner is able to create a monopoly, restricting third parties from using/commercializing its intellectual property.  Licensing creates a controlled mechanism for third parties to use the intellectual property, which creates an additional revenue…

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