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Polishing Up On Cosmetics Law

First, we apologize for the title.  We just can’t help ourselves with the puns.  Dad humour runs deep in our veins.  Now. on to the serious stuff: cosmetics law.  Overview of Governing Framework Health Canada governs cosmetics, personal care products and drugs.  Cosmetics are defined as “any substance used to clean, improve or change the…

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Canada’s Cannabis Industry: One Year Later

Almost one year ago, Canada officially legalized recreational cannabis federally.  With sunrise provisions contained in the Cannabis Act that have yet to come into effect, there are still some unknowns and moving targets.  Our philosophy is that knowledge is power.  This article provides a comprehensive overview of Canada’s cannabis industry: where we’re at and where…

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Understanding the Right of Personality: Brooke Shields Raises Eyebrow at Charlotte Tilbury

An interesting case in the US was recently launched by actress Brooke Shields (“Shields”) against makeup conglomerate Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Inc. (“Charlotte Tilbury”), which highlights the importance of brand expansion planning for celebrities and their namesake brand.  Understanding the Case In May 2019, Shields issued a complaint in the Superior Court of California against Charlotte…

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Canada Proposes Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act

Canada is currently exploring the opportunity to amend the Food and Drugs Act to place a ban on a) testing cosmetics on animals and b) to selling cosmetics that have been tested on animals during the manufacturing process. What’s the Status of the Bill? Be mindful, however, that a bill is proposed legislation.  It is…

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