NDA’s are Just the Beginning for IP Protection

It is pretty well accepted that if you want to protect your businesses proprietary information that a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is the place to start.  A recent decision out of the US warns us that an NDA is only the first step on a long and continuing path to protecting your IP. In that case, […]

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BC Court Orders Google to Delist Advertiser

In the terms of use (which few of us read) Google search it very clearly states that “All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Santa Clara County, California, USA”. Unfortunately for Google, a recent British Columbia Case reminds […]

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Franchise Vs Marriage

Posted by on Friday, November 7th, 2014 in Franchise Law

According to Statistics Canada, the average Canadian marriage lasts about 14 years, better than the Australian average of about 8 years, but not much longer than the average Franchise agreement which usually run for 10 years, with an option to extend for another 10 years. That’s a long time to be in a relationship and, if the state of many divorces is any information, it is hard to stay happy together for that long. Like all of life’s decisions, the time to think about the details of an agreement is before you commit.

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