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New Data Privacy Laws in California

21st November 2018

By Shirin Movahed California is a sought after consumer market.  It is a consumer society that is home to Hollywood and all of the celebrities and stars that come with it.  The ability for a Canadian brand to ‘make it’ in California will likely dictate global success.  Moreover, with a population of over 39 million,…

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Understanding the Difference between an Independent Contractor Agreement and a Non-Disclosure Agreement

4th November 2018

At Froese Law, we try to steer clear of legalese.  We prefer to discuss legal matters with our clients in a language that we can all understand, but sometimes those pesky legal acronyms sneak in.  One of the common questions we get from our clients is: what’s the difference between an IDA and an NDA?…

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How to Score High in Branding your Cannabis Company

30th October 2018

The official launch of the cannabis industry in Canada has created huge potential.  However, it is important to note that the industry is not without its controversies and is a highly regulated industry.  In fact, the government has acknowledged that the industry will be treated as a hybrid between the tobacco and alcohol industries. .…

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Expanding into the US with a Sales Agent

17th October 2018

By Shirin Movahed If you’re looking to make moves in the retail space, especially if you don’t have boots on the ground in those markets or limited capacity, retaining the services of a sales agent is a smart decision.  But with any third party relationship, it is important to ensure that your relationship is set…

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Understanding Canada’s Cannabis Industry

3rd October 2018

The legalisation of cannabis is a huge milestone, not just for Canada but for the rest of the world.  Canada has become only the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise the recreational use of cannabis at a federal level.  More importantly, however, Canada is the first G7and G20 country to legalise cannabis…

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Protect Your Competitive Advantage with Non-Disclosure Agreements

8th July 2018

Every single business, regardless of whether it is a start-up or a multi-national corporation, owns some kind of confidential information, whether that be their customer list, marketing plan, financial data, or even a sales or investment deck. In order to ensure that your business’s private information is protected, every business whether big or small should…

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Canada’s Imminent Trademark Law Changes Attract Brand Trolls to Canada

24th June 2018

Back in 2014, Canada ratified the adoption of three international trademark treaties that will impact aspects of domestic Canadian trademarks law.  These are the most significant changes made to Canadian trademarks law in 50 years.  The implementation of these treaties into domestic law has been slow.  (And by that we mean: sloooooow).  Four years later,…

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Canada Looks to Bolster Protection of Traditional Knowledge

17th June 2018

Every artist has their muse, and sometimes that muse is a foreign culture. But what happens when that inspiration is considered cultural theft? Growing concerns around cultural appropriation have many artists asking: “where is the line between inspiration and theft?” For some cultural groups, the issue is not being acknowledged or properly compensated for use…

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Protecting your Rights to your Namesake Brand

10th June 2018

Namesake brands are common place.  Designers launch their fashion brand using their name.  Celebrities merchandise themselves out using their own name.  Chefs license their name to create a myriad of food-related products.  Fitness instructors create fitness plans under their own name.  It’s a branding trend that is unlikely to go away.  However, careful consideration must…

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Supreme Court of Canada Examines Freedom of Press and Terrorism

27th May 2018

Canada’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Canada, is currently dealing with a prominent case that balances freedom of press and national security interests, as it relates to terrorism threats. The Background Vice Media journalist Ben Makuch covers national security issues.  Makuch had followed the rise of the Islamic State following its inception post-911.  Eventually,…

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