Introduction Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a revolutionary technology in recent years and has changed the way the world operates. AI has the ability to automate tasks, analyze vast amounts of data, and make decisions based on the data it receives. As a result, it has been integrated into a wide range of industries, including […]

Businesses registered or required to register with the Québec Enterprise Register (Registraire des entreprises du Québec) (“REQ“), whether they are or not incorporated in Québec, shall, as of March 31, 2023, report to the REQ: (1) the information relating to their ultimate beneficiaries; (2) the date of birth of natural persons related to the enterprise […]

On September 22nd, the first part of the provisions of the Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information[1], also known as Bill 25 (“Bill 25”), which, among other things, modernizes the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector, came into force.  An excellent summary about the […]

A non-solicitation clause is generally inserted into an employment contract for the purpose of protecting the interests of the employer by prohibiting its employees from soliciting the company’s clients or encouraging other employees to leave the company. But can such a clause prohibit the referral of an employee to a third party? The current jurisprudence […]

Le projet de Loi 96, la Loi sur la langue officielle et commune du Québec, Le Français (ci-après « Loi ») modifie la Charte de la langue française (chapitre C-11), le Code civil du Québec ainsi que diverses lois. La Loi a pour objectif de forcer et d’affirmer le statut du français dans toutes les […]

On September 21, 2021, the Government of Québec passed its Bill No. 64 Act to Modernize Legislative Provisions respecting the Protection of Personal Information, which, among other things, had the effect of amending the Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector (the “Private Sector Act“). The implementation of the new legal […]

Gascon’s team is growing with the recent arrival of François Fournier, lawyer, and Trycia Caron, paralegal. Mr. Fournier has several years of experience in Montreal boutique law firms where he practiced Civil and Commercial law, where he successfully defended private entrepreneurs and senior executives of public companies in litigation cases. His areas of expertise have […]

This article is a continuation of a series of previous publications by Me Mélanie Masson, specialist in corporate law within the real estate and transactional law department of Gascon & Associates, L.L.P.. To consult these articles, please follow the following links: The outcomes of the enactment of bill no. 78 an act mainly to improve […]

In order to reduce the current 24 to 30 months delay for the issuance of the first examiner’s report on trademark applications, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) has announced new practice notices with respect to Requests for expedited examination and new Measures to improve timeliness in examination of trademark applications. In an effort to […]

On April 6, 2021, in Bank of Nova Scotia v. Davidovit, the Québec Court of Appeal confirmed the validity of the clause in a contract of personal guarantee (or suretyship) for a commercial loan which provides that the guarantor is liable for the legal fees incurred by the creditor to collect from the debtor or […]