Richard Weiland to present at CLEBC's WESA and the New Rules
On November 21 and 22, Richard Weiland will be one of a select group of lawyers delivering a two-day course at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC's program, WESA and the New Rules. In this course, Richard will cover the changes in the new Wills, Estates & Succession Act (WESA) and the new Probate Rules coming into force on March 31, 2014 and provide guidance on how to advise clients regarding the new legislation.
Windpower Engineering republishes Warren Brazier's article
Warren Brazier's blog post, "The case for electrifying BC's natural gas fields," was recently picked up by Windpower Engineering. In this post, Warren examined the need for expansion of the B.C. transmission grid to support electrification. "Using clean renewable electricity to support large scale industrial development," he says, "is a hallmark of this province."
Lauren Liang to present at Legacies Round Table
On Friday, November 22, 2013 Lauren Liang will be presenting at the Legacies Round Table for BC Children's Hospital Foundation (BCCHF). Her talk will cover new intestacy rules under the soon-to-be-implemented Wills, Estate and Succession Act (WESA).
Larry Munn Presents at the Eighth Annual Managing Privacy Compliance Conference
Larry Munn will be speaking at the Federated Press' eighth annual Managing Privacy Compliance conference being held November 18th and 19th in Vancouver. His presentation will focus on Privacy Breach Guidelines and Practices.
Samantha Ip and Cassandra Drake featured in Canadian Insurance Law Reporter
Samantha Ip's and Cassandra Drake's Insurable Interest article, "When It Comes To Defence Costs, First Layer Is Usually The Payer", was republished in the October 2013 edition of Canadian Insurance Law Reporter. The article examines a recent Ontario Superior Court decision clarifying when an excess liability insurer would have an obligation to contribute to defence costs often borne by the insurer at the primary layer.
David Austin talks to CKNW about the national energy strategy
David Austin was interviewed by CKNW's Jon McComb and Bill Good on BC's agreement to sign on to a national energy strategy that is being advanced by Alberta. David said that key to the strategy’s success will be balancing the various provinces' competing energy objectives. First Nations concerns will also require careful consideration.
Neil Melliship quoted in Canadian LawyerNeil Melliship was quoted in Uses and abuses of trademarks online, a recent Canadian Lawyer article examining how the parameters that define trademark registration and use in different jurisdictions have been complicated by our increasingly online and globalized world. In the article, Neil, together with several other leading Canadian trademark practitioners, identified a number of recent cases that have highlighted the difficulties that Canadian Courts have had in responding to changes in how business is conducted online, when dealing with the concept of whether or not a trademark is used in Canada.
Jeffrey Vicq quoted in Postmedia News article
Clark Wilson partner Jeffrey Vicq was recently quoted in a Postmedia News piece, "Royal Canadian Legion tells Reddit to remove poppy symbol over trademark concerns." The article examines the Royal Canadian Legion's allegation that online forum Reddit violated the Legion’s legal rights by including the symbol as part of a webpage dedicated to discussions about Canada, and references the Legion's other attempts to stop a variety of other organizations from making any use of the poppy. Jeffrey provided clarification about the legal basis for the Legion's claims, observing that though the Legion's efforts may be ruffling feathers, they also serve to highlight the importance of maintaining the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance Day.
Seva Batkin featured in Techvibes
Seva Batkin was recently featured in Techvibes answering the question What Should Tech Companies Consider When Patent Trolls Come Calling? His article examined the impact of patent trolls, also known as "non-practicing entities" (NPEs), on small to medium-sized business and outlined the key considerations that companies who are targeted by patent trolls need to bear in mind.
James Speakman joins Pure Multi-Family REIT LP board
On October 10, 2013 Pure Multi-Family REIT LP announced that James Speakman, partner at Clark Wilson, and John O'Neill, President and Chief Executive Officer of O'Neill Hotels & Resorts Ltd., have been appointed to the Board of Directors of Pure Multi-Family REIT (GP) Inc., the governing general partner of Pure Multi. More information can be found in the Pure Multi Family REIT news release.