Vandana Taxali, LL.B., J.D

Vandana Taxali is a lawyer and art agent working in the area of starts ups and entrepreneurs with a focus on copyright, media and entertainment.

Changes to Employment Contract After Being Hired

Changes to employment contract after hiring someone can have negative consequences.  The following list will help startups avoid making common mistakes in employment contracts. One of the greatest assets any startup has is its employees. Avoid getting into legal suits by employees or repercussions with Revenue Canada by keeping the following tips in mind. Changes …

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Crowdfunding in Canada Explained

What is crowdfunding in Canada?  Traditional rules regarding raising capital were re-examined by the Ontario Securities Commission to see how crowdfunding could fit into the existing model. As a result, the OSC’s new rules will now allow business to offer equity stakes through registered crowdfunding via online platforms effective January 25th, 2016. Kickstarter, Indiegogo and …

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10 Drafting Tips for a Social Media Policy [TEMPLATE INCLUDED]

Entcounsel is a law firm for creatives and entrepreneurs in the areas of social media law, technology, entertainment, copyright and trademarks. Learn about the top 10 drafting tips when creating a social media policy. A social media policy applies to all employees, volunteers, and independent contractors who use social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and …

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Beautiful Illustrations On World Issues

Art has the beautiful ability to be a vehicle for social change. Artwork can often communicate ideas, concepts and issues more effectively than words. Today’s contemporary illustrators illustrate this beautifully. I published an article on Lifehack.org on “9 Impressive Illustrations to Present Current Society/World Issues” by today’s top contemporary artists showing through pictures things wrong …

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How to Opt Out of receiving Ads Online When Browsing

Interest based advertising can be seen as both helpful and an invasion of privacy at the same time. Interest based advertising or online behavioural ads occur when ads pop up when you’re browsing internet sites. They are customized based on your browsing behaviour and based on predictions about your interests from your visits to other …

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Reporting SPAM to the Spam Reporting Centre

Unsolicited emails and spam are annoying for everyone. CASL helps to address this problem and now provides a mechanism to actually do something about it. The article below describes how you can report a spam claim and how anti-spam will be enforced. While it may not address your situation immediately, the Spam Reporting Centre will …

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The Elements of Defamation – Avoiding A Legal Claim for Journalists

It is important for a journalist to know the elements of defamation.  Defamation and libel are concerns that journalists have when reporting on contentious and controversial issues. Having worked for various broadcasters over the years, journalists have a lot of questions about what they can or cannot report. The following is a hot list of …

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Film Production Agreement Checklist

FILM PRODUCTION CHECKLIST The following checklist will help you with you film production and making sure all documents, forms, releases and synopsis’s are in order.  See our article on Funding Your Production for more information on ensuring you are structuring your film production in a way to optimize tax credits.   FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY INFORMATION FILM: …

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The Trademark Application Process in Canada

Trademark Application Process Entcounsel is a law firm for creatives and entrepreneurs in the areas of social media law, technology, entertainment, copyright and trademarks.   The following post outlines the trademark application process in Canada.  You may be interested in reading What Is a Trademark. Entcounsel STEP 1 – Filing a Trademark Application A trademark registration …

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Completing a Canadian Trade-mark Application

Trademark Application Online The following article will help you complete your Canadian Trademark application online. It is recommended that you still consult a trademark agent or lawyer to help you prepare to ensure that the process goes smoothly. How to Complete A Canadian Trademark Application Online   Note: You can download a template of the CIPO …

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Intellectual Property Rights Overview

[slideshare id=52336147&doc=iprightspresentationsep22015-150902120541-lva1-app6891] What Are Intellectual Property Rights (subject matters of a licence agt) IP is original creative works reduced to a tangible form that can be legally protected. IP includes copyrights, patents, trademarks, industrial design (intangible rights) and trade secrets & confidential information. It’s intangible and invisible so easier for others to use unless physical …

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Entertainment Lawyer Toronto – Production Legal Services

Call us for if you're looking for an entertainment lawyer Toronto based that can assist your production anywhere in Canada. A good entertainment lawyer will ensure that contracts, paperworks and  “key agreements” are properly drafted and executed to ensure your production meets financing, distribution, Canadian content and tax credits requirements, etc.).    Good legal representation …

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Copyright Infringement Online

Entcounsel is a law firm for creatives and entrepreneurs in the areas of social media law, technology, entertainment, copyright and trademarks. The following posts outlines the steps in removing copyright infringement online. How to remove copyright infringement online Step 1 – Contact Copyright Infringer Attempt to reach out directly to the infringer first to remove …

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