As a kick-off to our educational series, we delve into explaining one such crucial industry term, “Zero-Day Exploit.” In the increasingly sophisticated domain of cyber threats, the menace of Zero-Day Exploits has become hard to ignore. This cybersecurity phenomenon is notorious for its potential to create a significant wave of detrimental impacts across the cyber […]

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 […]

The concept of a trademark is often misinterpreted by businesspeople. This legal protection granted by the Trademarks Act (the “Act”) can be beneficial both legally and reputationally, whether it is to protect the name of the entity, the goods and/or the services it offers or its image. This article will explain why it is not […]

Data processing and the ensuing need for efficient and secure storage solutions are at the center of most organizations’ business and as a result, the presence of data centers is expected to increase considerably in the coming years. Clients generally use data center services in any of the following manners: i) by concluding a turnkey […]

The Province of Québec has recently seen an increase in the presence of data center providers. This burgeoning market can be associated with Québec’s many advantages including, but not limited to, affordable and dependable energy sources and its cooler climate. In addition, Montréal’s global reputation in the field of artificial intelligence is no stranger to […]

Since the amendments to the Trademarks Act in June, the use of a trademark is no longer a prerequisite for obtaining the registration of a trademark in Canada. However, a trademark registration may be expunged by the Registrar of Trademarks (the “Registrar”), if it has not been used in Canada within three years following the […]

Gascon is proud to announce the appointment of Audrey Robitaille as a partner. A talented lawyer, admitted to the bar in 2012, Audrey Robitaille has been part of the Gascon team since she was a law student. Audrey Robitaille provides strategic advice in real estate and business law. Also known for her expertise in intellectual property […]

The protection of intellectual property is compulsory in order to maintain the competitive advantage of revolutionary or innovative technology.  This protection ensures the production and sale of a key product, limits competition, creates alternative sources of revenue through user licenses, provides protection against fraudulent use and adds tangible value to an organization. That said, there […]

In the field of technology, innovative ideas are common. These products and services are distinctive from the rest of the market. As such, they represent a major asset that must be protected in order to maintain a competitive edge in the market. Intellectual property represents intangible assets that create property rights that can be exploited […]

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), in force since May 25, 2018, concerns the protection of personal data of individuals within the European Union (“EU“). Canadian companies are subject to the GDPR if they have a business in the EU or if they deal with the personal data belonging to European residents in the context […]