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Shareholder Agreements: A Primer

Dec 7, 2015
Cabbage

What is a shareholder agreement? A shareholder agreement is an agreement between the shareholders of a corporation establishing the rights of the company’s shareholders as well as the management of the corporation. Why is it important to have a shareholder agreement? The shareholder agreement is intended to ensure that shareholders are treated fairly and that…

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Professional Incorporation in Ontario

Nov 25, 2015
Beach Pebbles

What is professional incorporation? Professional incorporation allows regulated professionals to offer their professional services (as well as any related or ancillary services) while enjoying many of the tax (deferring tax, small business exemptions, etc.) and non-tax advantages available to other incorporated self-employed individuals. Who qualifies as a ‘regulated professional’? The professions eligible for professional incorporation…

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Why to Register your Copyrights

Nov 10, 2015
Cocoon Tree

What is a copyright? S. 3 of the Copyright Act explains that ‘copyright’ refers to the sole right to produce or reproduce a work or a substantial part of it in any form. It encompasses the right to perform the work, or publish the work, if the work is unpublished. Copyright covers original works including…

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Protecting Your IP Checklist

Nov 10, 2015
Checklist Pen

If you’re ready to protect your Intellectual Property, use this checklist to ensure you’re taking all the necessary steps to secure your copyrights and trademarks. If you are still unsure about the reasons to trademark or copyright your IP make sure to read the previous articles, 5 Reasons to Trademark Your Business Name & Logo…

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