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Business and commercial ventures: Foreign retailers choose Canada

Many foreign retailers are choosing Canada to set up shop, even though they're treading lightly. Business and commercial ventures are up with respect to these retailers. In fact, 2017 was a record year in Canada for international businesses coming into the retail market.

Business and commercial law: Web piracy causes a sea of problems

The 21st century has taken society to new technological heights. Many things are done online today. Documents are signed and posted, pieces of writing are posted and newspaper articles can be accessed. It stands to reason, then, that some of this intellectual property in Canada and the world over suffers at the hands of online pirates. Any copyrighted material that is downloaded or used without consent is considered, under business and commercial law, to be pirated. 

Business and commercial law: The use of trademarks in Canada

Succeeding in the business world means conveying a certain message or image. Consumers have to be able to identify a business by its particular trademark -- something that sets it apart from the rest. A trademark, in the business and commercial world in Canada, is part of the branding picture that gives a product or service credibility in the eyes of the public.

End of NAFTA could pose threat to commercial, business sectors

If the United States pulls out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the move would definitely affect the Canadian economy. But experts say it wouldn't be devastating. Business and commercial growth would be curtailed, but not halted, according to economists.

Patents in Canada's business and commercial landscape

All bright ideas and inventions need some protection. Even Albert Einstein knew that. Inventors in Canada and the world are wise to protect their inventions with patents since they offer protection in the business and commercial world from being stolen by others. Einstein had 50 patents during his lifetime. But the advantages to patents don't simply end in stopping theft.

The Ontario Office Of The Whistleblower

On July 14, 2016, the Ontario Security Commission (OSC) created the Office of the Whistleblower. The aim of this program is to ensure that corporations remain compliant with their regulatory obligations by punishing companies found guilty of misconduct. Such transgressions may include:

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