23
JUN
2018

Proposed New Canadian Beer Definition

We blog actively on our other site, www.beeretseq.com, where we talk about beer, other drinks, and food, often from a historical or industry aspect. See this post today giving a “high-level” review of the new draft rules defining beer circulated by the government...
19
MAY
2017

Gary Gillman in the News

As part of our beverage alcohol regulatory practice, we keep abreast of industry developments in brewing, distilling, winemaking, and related fields. In this regard, we had a short piece this month in Calgary Metro, a daily print and digital commuter newspaper in the Star Media...
17
MAY
2017

The 9.09% Canadian Whisky Blending Rule: Legal and Practical Elements

The 9.09% blending rule in Canadian law is frequently the subject of discussion by consumer beverage alcohol writers and online by all types of whisky enthusiasts. One still reads different ideas and theories about the rule, and often the information conveyed is not correct or...
03
JUN
2016

Gary Gillman: The Comeau Case is not quite a game changer

See Gary Gillman’s article in today’s (June 3, 2016) National Post on the New Brunswick Comeau decision at http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/gary-gillman-the-comeau-case-is-not-quite-a-game-changer.
12
MAY
2016

The 2016 Comeau Decision in New Brunswick: Implications For Internal Free Trade in Canada Including Viz. Beverage Alcohol

Please see my new article posted today in the Publications section of this website regarding an important new New Brunswick court decision on liquor regulation.
08
FEB
2016

Gary Gillman Delivers Key Presentation on Legal Developments Affecting the Beer Industry

Gary delivered a presentation at the Master Brewers Association of Canada Annual Conference on January 28, 2016  on Recent Legal Developments Pertaining to the Beer Industry in Ontario. It was very well-received with many questions from the floor. His presentation is available at...
26
FEB
2014

Contract Brewing Arrangements in Ontario – Selected Legal Issues

Today we include in the Publications section of this website an article Gary authored called Contract Brewing – Selected Legal Considerations.  The article canvasses numerous legal considerations of importance to anyone who has concluded, or is thinking of concluding, an...
03
NOV
2013

Important Canada-EU Trade Pact

Today we draw attention to a full-length piece Gary authored on the new Canada-EU economic trade agreement, the most in-depth bilateral trade deal every negotiated by Canada.  You can find it here.
25
JUL
2013

Further Thoughts on the Validity of Inserting Non-Competition Covenants in Typical Commercial Non-Disclosure Agreements

Prompted by my own reflections the other day to think further on the relationship between non-disclosure obligations under the typical “NDA” and non-competition obligations sought to be included in the same agreement  (outside the context of sale-of-business or employment-related...
19
JUL
2013

Do You Need a NDA or NDA + Non-Competition Agreement?

A common situation is to be asked by a client to prepare or review a “non-disclosure agreement” or NDA.  Such an agreement is often used by the parties to ensure that confidential or proprietary business information – a secret process, a novel business concept or other non-public...
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