Intellectual Property

Goodlife Fitness

Pubzone – GoodLife Decision Competition Bureau and Goodlife Fitness Club Resolve Matter of Misleading Advertising Practices Vandana Taxali, J.D., LL.B , Legal News Contributor (Entertainment Lawyer) PubZone Feb 10, 2005 Goodlife Fitness Club, a privately-owned fitness company which operates over 90 fitness clubs across Canada, agreed to concede to a consent agreement with the Commissioner …

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Contest Questionnaire

Contest Questionnaire Legal Checklist Official Contest/Promotion Name Contest Start Date (including exact time, date, time zone): Contest Close Date (including exact time, date, time zone): Contest Eligibility (Please add geographical restrictions) Languages: English & French Contest Sponsor’s Address Street Address Address Line 2 City State / Province / Region Postal / Zip Code Country Website …

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Contests & Promotions

Entcounsel provides legal services to producers, musicians, authors, publishers, artist managers, visual artists, photographers, fashion designers, advertising agencies and promotional agencies with the following legal services: representation of Artist in the area of copyright and licensing merchandise & licensing music clearance/publishing review of advertisement/marketing materials drafting contest/promotion rules drafting and negotiating contracts issues relating to …

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CRTC

Pubzone – CRTC Satellite Radio Decision Sparks Debate CRTC’s Satellite Radio Decision Sparks Debate about Competition with Conventional Radio Vandana Taxali, J.D., LL.B, Legal News Contributor (Entertainment Lawyer) Pubzone July 05, 2005 The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission‘s recent decision to license three subscription radio licenses to: Sirius Canada Inc., Canadian Satellite Radio, and CHUM …

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Sears Case

Pubzone – Lawyers Discuss Recent Sears Case at CI Lawyers Discuss Recent Sears Case at Canadian Institute Conference Vandana Taxali, J.D., LL.B , Legal News Contributor (Entertainment Lawyer) PubZone Feb 07, 2005 An expert legal panel discussion of the recent landmark decision by the Competition Bureau against SearsŒæCanada – the first contested case to be …

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CAAST

Pubzone – Legal decision Helps CASST Arguments Legal decision Helps CASST Arguments for Stronger Penalties for Satellite Signal Theft Vandana Taxali, J.D., LL.B, Legal News Contributor (Entertainment Lawyer) Pubzone Apr 14, 2005 A recent decision by the Quebec Superior Court has resulted in the Coalition Against Satellite Signal Theft adding more pressure on the Federal …

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Promotion & Online Security Risks

Pubzone – Promotions and Online Security Risks Managing Online Promotion Security Risks Vandana Taxali, J.D., LL.B., Legal News Contributor (Entertainment Lawyer) PubZone March 4, 2005 Security issues are a growing concern for online promotions – and comprised a hot topic at the Canadian Institute’s 11th Annual Advertising and Marketing Law Conference, January 25-26/05. Online promotions …

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10 Tips for Negotiating a Film Co-Production Deal

When it comes to film production, a Canadian producer can structure a film or television co-production with a non-Canadian producer as either an international treaty co-production certified by Telefilm Canada or as a co-venture certified by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") pursuant to Appendix 1 to the Public Notice CRTC 2000-42. In our …

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Music Issues

Entcounsel provides legal services to musicians and artists including music recording agreements, publishing agreements, music licensing issues, music clearance issues and more. Artists need to evaluate whether it’s a good idea to work with a publisher, label, or manager who take the publishing, recording, and merchandising rights claiming they can do everything for an artist …

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What Is a Patent?

What is a Patent?  Patents protect new and useful inventions (product, composition, machine, process) or any new and useful improvement to an existing invention. A patent owner the exclusive right to manufacture, use and sell the invention (and prevent others from doing so). It is a document issued by the federal government to protect an …

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What Are Trade Secrets?

What Are Trade Secrets? What Are Trade Secrets?  Trade secrets are any valuable business information that are kept confidential and secret. In general, they provide a business advantage over a competitor and the owners of the trade secret have made reasonable efforts to keep it secret. Trade secrets are commercial, scientific and/or technical information, which …

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