Current Issue

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June, 2018
  • SCC ruling sends a clear message around civility

    The lawyer at the centre of the civility debate in the profession says the Supreme Court of Canada has sent a message to law societies that there should be very careful deliberations before initiating a similar disciplinary proceeding in the future.
  • Challenges try to end mandatory minimums

    The Ontario Court of Appeal will hear companion cases later this month seeking to strike down mandatory minimum sentences for three possession of child pornography-related offences on the grounds that they violate the Charter.
  • Lawyer gets reprimand for advertising violation

    The Law Society of Ontario has come to a disciplinary agreement with a Brampton, Ont.-based lawyer regarding his advertising practices and an agreement he made to pay a Florida-based company for referrals.


Focus On

  • Plant breeders’ rights overlooked in cannabis IP strategy

    Lawyers are encouraging cannabis producers to include plant breeders’ rights in their business’s intellectual property strategy, especially as cannabis is set to become legal this year.
  • More incentives needed for emerging businesses

    Intellectual property lawyers say the federal government’s recently announced intellectual property strategy gives a positive framework for IP protection and promotion in Canada, but it could include more concrete incentives for emerging businesses.
  • Businesses should prepare for trademark trolls

    Intellectual property lawyers expect to see an increase in trademark trolls or squatters after long-awaited amendments to the Trade-marks Act come into force early next year.

Inside Story

  • Monday, June 11, 2018

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    Private Equity Study

    Judicial Appointments

    David Stockwood Memorial Prize

    Law Times Poll


  • Jun 11, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: June 11, 2018


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