On July 1, 2014, Canada enacted anti-spam legislation (CASL) designed to protect Canadians’ electronic transmissions while ensuring Canadian businesses could remain competitive in the global marketplace. In short, CASL prohibits the: Sending of commercial electronic messages without the recipient’s consent (permission), including messages to email addresses, social networking accounts, and text messages to cellular phones, … Continue reading Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): are you compliant?
They've been a year in the making, and they're almost here. Cannabis was legalized in Canada in October of 2018; regulations for edibles and related products were scheduled to be implemented no later than October 17, 2019 (one year after legalization). Health Canada's 60-day public consultation on its draft regulations earlier this year and although … Continue reading New cannabis edible regulations are coming.
Canada's trademark laws are changing this summer, and companies will need to be vigilant. The pending changes include: A first-to-file requirement for trademark registration, meaning that companies will not have first use a trademark before filing, Altering the definition to include descriptors such as 3D shape, scent, taste, texture, and positioning, among others, and A … Continue reading Canada’s trademark law changes coming June 17: what you need to know