News The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 Edition

Congratulations to Jeffrey Hoffman and Chad Finkelstein who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Franchise Law.

Changing Employment Contracts
Changing Employment Contracts Any “fundamental change” to an employment contract requires careful consideration by the employer. A fundamental change results where the terms of employment are changed in any significant way. Examples of fundamental changes include, amongst others, a reduction of...
Canadian GM dealers at the center of major franchise litigation
Headline news was made last week as the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in one of the highest-profile cases in the history of the Canadian franchise industry.  One of the defendants was one of the world’s largest auto manufacturers.  The plaintiffs were hundreds of...
Don’t offend anyone, and other lessons in Canadian trademark law
Last month, a U.S. federal court upheld a decision by the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and ordered the cancellation of all trademarks registered by the NFL team The Washington Redskins for its team name.  The cancellation of the Redskins trademarks was affirmed on the basis that the...