Intellectual Property Issues in the Aerospace Industrie

At times criticized, at other times acknowledged as a powerful legal tool for controlling and valuing inventions, the patent system endures and thrives. More than just the aircraft manufacturers, the entire supply chain has joined this legal arms race. Patrice Cros (Air & Cosmos) has co-authored this article. From the AIR&COSMOS | No 2737 | May 28, 2021 | […]

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Revenu Québec Unveils the Transactions That Must Now Be Disclosed

Certain transactions are now subject to mandatory disclosure to Revenu Québec. On March 17, 2021, the Québec Minister of Finance published the Mandatory Transaction Disclosure Regulation (the “Regulation”), which provides for implementing mandatory disclosure requirements for certain transactions. Disclosure is mandatory for a taxpayer if the transaction is a specified transaction, i.e., a transaction or series of […]

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New Business Immigration Measures: What Your Foreign Workers Need to Know

Every month, our Immigration and Business Mobility Team monitors major news that may impact your foreign workers. Check out these June 2021 business immigration updates. Easing of Border Measures for Travellers Coming to Canada Following public health requirements, scientific data and the epidemiological situation in Canada and abroad, Canada will ease some of the border measures for […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Tramway Project

On the basis of the tramway route currently available, you may be affected by the implementation of the structuring public transit network and by its resulting work. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Tramway project. How do I know if the offer I received from the City is suitable […]

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Free and Open Source Software: opportunities and challenges

Free and Open Source Software (“FOSS”) is everywhere. What was once considered a twist to software licensing is now the bedrock of the software landscape Software developers, unless for sensitive work and applications, use and incorporate FOSS in their developments, ie software that: has been created by others; can technically easily be downloaded from the […]

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Legislative Changes Concerning Vulnerable People: What Impact on Your Protection Mandate?

In an article in the Stratège magazine of the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), our notaries Marcella De Piano and Catherine Savonitto provide an overview of the legislative changes concerning protection mandates and vulnerable persons. Their entry into force is scheduled for June 2022. The article provides a useful and practical overview of the upcoming changes in […]

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What You Should Know About the COVID-19 IP Waiver and Compulsory Licences in Canada

On May 5, 2021, the United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced that the Biden-Harris Administration will support the waiving of intellectual property protection for COVID-19 vaccines. This came in response to India’s and South Africa’s proposal to the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) that a […]

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Taylor & Blair LLP joins IR as the exclusive Employment Law (Corporate) Member in Canada – West

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce David Goldberg of Employment Law (Corporate). David has joined IR as our exclusive Employment Law (Corporate) Member in Canada – West. David has had a wide variety of exposure to complex family and civil litigation, including class actions. For a number […]

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Lopatka Law joins IR as the exclusive Commercial Law Member in Canada – West

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Philip Lopatka of Lopatka Law. Philip has joined IR as our exclusive Commercial Law Member in Canada – West. We are an Edmonton law firm with over 16 years of providing experience, advice and service our clients can trust to a wide variety […]

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Philip Lopatka

Lawyer, Lopatka Law