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Business gets warning on trademark use from Edmonton Oilers

Restaurant and bar owners have a number of federal, provincial and local laws to consider in their operations. Among these is a requirement that they adhere to certain trademark laws when using special events or sports teams to promote their business. A recent dispute with the legal arm of the Edmonton Oilers left one Alberta bar owner without the ability to use the National Hockey League team in any promotions.

Business and consumer interests discuss consumer protection laws

Most people want businesses and consumers to be protected from fraud under the law. In Alberta, the government is seeking feedback on changes to consumer protection laws in the province. Albertans can offer their opinion on fifteen consumer protection topics through an online survey, including door-to-door sales, warranties, debt collection and truth in pricing. Public information sessions will also be held to better understand business interests and consumer concerns.

Controversial new business tax laws being discussed by government

The Canadian government is considering changes that may have legal and taxation consequences for those who own their own businesses. As with any new policy, understanding the proposed changes and their implications is important for employers across Alberta. There are three changes currently being consulted by the Canadian government, all of which will have implications for small and large business owners alike.

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