Doing Business in Quebec? New French requirements!

By: Christopher Chiavatti (IP Lawyer) & Greg Parth (Summer Student) Quebec’s recently passed Bill 96 strengthens requirements for the use of French, including for businesses operating in Quebec.  In this article, we highlight three areas to which businesses will want to pay particular attention: Contracts; Trademarks; and Penalties …

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Happy Canada Day, EH!

Did you know that Baseball; American Football; Basketball and Hockey originated in Canada? Not only is Canada known to be friendly and beautiful, but we also created some of America’s favourite sports. Here are a few examples of how Canadians have impacted the sports world. Basketball In 1891, …

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One Step Forward: Canadian Software Patents

By: Liz Gray (IP Lawyer) with research assistance by Greg Parth (Summer Student) Close to two years ago, the Canadian Federal Court ruled in Choueifaty that the “problem-solution approach”, then applied by the Canadian Patent Office (CIPO) to determine whether claims recite patentable subject matter, was incorrect in …

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Welcome to the firm!

BRION RAFFOUL LLP is delighted to welcome two (2) new law students for 2022 summer internships, starting on May 2, 2022. Joining our team are Gabriella Fortugno & Greg Parth. Welcome to the firm!

Brion Raffoul LLP Supports Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

In these difficult times, it’s crucial to give back where we can. Brion Raffoul LLP is proud to support the future generation by contributing to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) and their work helping at-risk children and youth across our community. Brion Raffoul is committed …

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween fun at the office today! From all of us at Brion Raffoul LLP, we witch you a Happy Halloween!

Chris Chiavatti called to the Ontario Bar

Brion Raffoul is delighted to announce that our current articling student, Chris Chiavatti, was called to the Ontario Bar on Friday August 27. Chris is a member of our patent practice, specializing in prosecution of biotechnology, biomedical, and chemical applications. Congratulations Chris!

Brion Raffoul LLP welcomes Stephanie Williams to the firm!

Stephanie is an IP lawyer with a primary focus on our trademark practice.  Stephanie will also assist with IP licensing matters and provide general legal advice around intellectual property protection.  Prior to working for Brion Raffoul, Stephanie worked for another leading Canadian IP firm.  Prior to law school, …

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