Protection of personal information: Public bodies must also be prepared to meet new requirements

October 22, 2021

The Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, adopted on September 21 by the National Assembly of Quebec and assented to the following day (“Act 25”), amends the legal framework applicable not only to businesses but also to public bodies that are subject to the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information (“Access Act”).

New rules for taxing intergenerational transfers: a major gain for small businesses

October 15, 2021

This article first appeared in French in the September 2021 issue of the Journal des Parcs industriels of the Corporation des parcs industriels du Québec.

Bill C-208 – An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of small business or family farm or fishing corporation) received Royal Assent on June 29 and the amendments came into force the same day.

How to register your trademark in Canada

October 14, 2021

Before using a trademark in Canada or applying to register a trademark, it is highly recommended to instruct a trademark agent to conduct an availability search on the Canadian Register and the Canadian market. Indeed, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) may block the registration of an application based on confusion with a prior entry on the Register, and there is a risk of legal proceedings from a third party having prior rights to a confusingly similar trademark.

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Three articling students now lawyers at Langlois

October 13, 2021

We are pleased to announce that three newly called lawyers are joining the firm: Samuel Gendron and Alexis Pineault in the Québec City office and Thomas Stelmazuk-Côté in the Montréal office. After successfully completing their internship, these three talented lawyers have chosen to pursue their careers at Langlois.

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Langlois joins three Québec Bar conferences this fall

September 10, 2021

Don’t miss the three major Québec Bar conferences that Langlois Lawyers will be taking part in this fall. Some lectures will be held in French only : National Conference on Class Actions (October 21), Rendez-vous de la gouvernance 2021 (November 10) and Recent developments in internal and regulatory investigations (November 18)

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