Employees generate some of an employer’s most valuable intellectual property (“IP”) in the course of their employment. But an enterprising employee may develop a side project or hustle that blurs the lines of ownership. In this blog, we discuss important considerations to determine ownership of a side project, including the different types of IP, contract considerations, use of employer’s resources, and how to protect a side project.
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By Julian Dobre Primer on Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL” or the “Act”) is a regulatory framework designed to protect Canadians from the misuse of digital technology, including identity theft, phishing, malicious software, and unsolicited marketing. Businesses that market their products
Donna Purcell QC – August 12, 2022 Although we female lawyers were declared “persons” last century (recall Alberta’s Famous Five), reviewing each new study predicting that it will take another century before we reach equity is disheartening. In my logical mind, given women are
August 9, 2022 By Jillian Tomimoto, Innovation & Technology Legal Intern at Donna Purcell QC Law Every interviewer has several key questions they ask candidates to determine if the candidate is the right person for the job; other questions are asked to break the ice with the
COVID – 19 vaccinations have been a divisive topic, and while over 82% of Albertans are fully vaccinated, this leaves many employees unvaccinated resulting in uncertainty for employers. Absent legislative guidance, many employers have been left in the dark wondering what stance they can