Patents – Protect Your Invention

Patents – Protect Your Invention

A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, such as a product or a process. To patent your idea or invention in Canada, you first need to file a patent application with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). Most often, patent applications are...
5 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Lawyer

5 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Lawyer

If you’re considering hiring a lawyer, it’s important to ask yourself a few critical questions. By taking the time to answer these questions, you’ll be better prepared to make an informed decision about which lawyer is right for you. 1. What specific...
Intellectual Property Rights – Protect Your Idea

Intellectual Property Rights – Protect Your Idea

You may be wondering – what are intellectual assets? Intellectual property (assets) is a legal description for the set of intangible assets owned by the creator. These include trademarks, copyrights and patents. While trademarks protect brand names, a copyright is...
Facts About Child Support

Facts About Child Support

Q: Are child dependents legally entitled to financial support? A: In Canada, according to the Divorce Act and the Family Law Act, children are entitled to financial support from both parents, regardless if parents are separated or divorced and they are under the age...
How to Legally Change Your Name

How to Legally Change Your Name

There are many reasons people change their names, including marriage, civil partnership and divorce. According to the Name Act, a spouse by marriage may use the surname s/he had immediately before marriage. Changing back to a maiden name is relatively common, and...