Jul 10, 2019
Though cannabis edibles, extracts, lotions, balms and oils will be legal Oct. 17, consumers will have to wait until December to taste them and, as expected, producers will have to work around strict guidelines, say lawyers in the cannabis sector.
- Jul 8, 2019
While traditional law firms may believe that technology and non-traditional legal companies are the biggest competitive threats, none – not even all of the world’s legal technology companies and alternative legal service providers combined – come close to the continuing advancements being made into the global legal services market by the big four professional services firms.
- May 6, 2019
On April 23, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced the first penalty against an individual for violating Canada’s anti-spam law and imposed a $100,000 administrative monetary penalty against the former CEO of coupon marketing company nCrowd, Inc. This is the first time that an individual has been found liable for CASL violations committed by a corporation. This case also follows (relatively) recent CRTC guidance relating to potential third-party liability for CASL violations.
- Apr 29, 2019
An overarching theme of the conference was that smart law firms must act quickly to adopt ALSPs into their businesses and client dealings. While ALSPs aren’t new, in-house lawyers I spoke with in Atlanta want an ALSP as part of their legal service team and expect full co-operation and collaboration between themselves and every legal entity that serves them.
- Apr 15, 2019
Heather Suttie, another Canadian Lawyer blogger and recognized industry thought leader on global legal markets and trends, started the conversation last month on the business value of proper positioning. I will continue the conversation this month with practical help on how anyone can jump right in and try it.
Apr 2, 2019
Canada’s trademark laws will be revised on June 17, which means the country will be shifting to a first-to-file requirement for trademark registration from a first-to-use system.
Apr 1, 2019
Ron Doering remembers the first time he heard the words food and law together. It was 1996 and more than a year since he’d stepped into the role of assistant deputy minister at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, tasked with reviewing how Canada carried out food inspection and food-related activities.
Mar 21, 2019
Existing relationships between lawyers and their most profitable clients can be one of the best ways of bringing new business to a law firm — even if law firms may view sales as a “dirty word,” said business development executives at major Canadian firms.
Mar 19, 2019
For the fourth year in a row, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP took the top spot in the Acritas brand index, but McCarthy Tétrault LLP leads when it comes to recognition by in-house counsel that it has embraced innovation.
- Mar 4, 2019
Definitive legal market positioning leads to an authoritative brand.
Being everything to everyone means you’re nothing to no one. This is why your legal market position is critical to surviving while your brand is key to thriving.
- Feb 4, 2019
By now, you may have been following the saga of the mega-disaster music festival that defrauded investors by the millions, stranded hundreds of festival-goers on a Bahamian island and culminated in the imprisonment of the 27-year-old founder and CEO, Billy McFarland.
- Dec 17, 2018
Christmas cards. How many do you want?
- Dec 3, 2018
How do law society rules impact the type of marketing you can use? The Law Society of Ontario recently added to its advertising rules, which state that a lawyer may market legal services only if they can show it to be demonstrably true, accurate and verifiable.
- Jul 23, 2018
Like many other Canadian markets, pot will be kind of legal with strict restrictions on the growth, distribution, sale, use and marketing.
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