Readers that are in the early stages of their business or approaching a growth phase may find this post http://www.canadiantechlawblog.com/2015/10/01/prepare-to-launch-part-1-insights-from-vancouver-startup-week/ by Genevieve Pinto and Maureen Gillis sharing insights from our recent Vancouver Start Up Week Prepare to Launch panel event to be of interest. Emerging consumer products and retail businesses are at the forefront of innovation, driving technological change and addressing changes in consumer spending habits. The advice for start ups shared by our panel of experts will be very relevant to emerging and expanding consumer products and retail businesses.
McCarthy Tétrault’s Doing Business in Canada is an indispensable reference tool for lawyers and business persons regarding the legal aspects of establishing or acquiring a business in Canada. The newest edition reflects legislative changes including:
- Canadian anti-spam legislation (CASL)
- updates on investment thresholds related to the Competition Act and Foreign Investment laws
- Supreme Court decisions and legislation affecting copyrights
- new information for employers regarding unjust dismissal complaints
- updates on anti-treaty shopping measures introduced in 2014
We encourage you to consult one of our lawyers to gain a more comprehensive analysis of the legal implications of your proposed investment.
Industry Minister James Moore announced today that most of Canada’s long-anticipated anti-spam/malware legislation (“CASL” for short) will be coming into force on July 1, 2014. As part of today’s announcement, Industry Canada also released a significantly revised and final version of its important CASL regulations.
CASL is widely considered to be the toughest commercial electronic messaging legislation in the world, and its coming into force will have significant implications … Continue Reading
The Canadian government has announced that it is considering the application of a 100% retaliatory surtax on selected goods imported from the United States. The proposed surtax is Canada’s response to the failure of the United States to implement World Trade Organization (WTO) rulings that held that U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) requirements under the 2008 Farm Bill (Bill) violate their WTO obligations by discriminating against Canadian (and Mexican) livestock. Public consultations are ongoing, and companies that rely on imports of the targeted products should be taking immediate steps to ensure they are not sideswiped by Canada’s retaliatory measures. … Continue Reading