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Aird & Berlis Trademark Practice and Practitioners Recognized in WTR 1000 By Timothy M. Lowman, L.E. Trent Horne, R. Grant Cansfield and Ken Clark Feb 14, 2020 Aird & Berlis is proud to be recognized in the 2020 edition of World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals at both the firm and individual levels.
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No Netflix Tax? (Sort Of…): The Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel Releases Its Final Report By Stephen Zolf Feb 03, 2020 On January 29, the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel submitted its final report to the government on modernizing Canada’s communications legislation.
Connected Vehicles By Donald B. Johnston Jan 27, 2020 It’s been a long time since I wrote anything on connected vehicles. I mentioned in my previous blog on connected vehicles that there is a tremendous amount of evidence that connected cars are bound to reduce accidents. There’s a great McKinsey report on the subject of accident reduction that is w...

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Federal Privacy Law – Is It About to Change: Part Deux? By Donald B. Johnston Jan 13, 2020 In my last blog, I speculated about whether privacy law is about to change and promised to write more about it. My speculation was sparked by the 2018-2019 Annual Report to Parliament made by the Office of the Privacy Commission. Here’s a bit more about this excellent report.