Sotos LLP is proud to present the winter 2012 edition of In the Know, our quarterly publication written by our lawyers on current franchising news and recent legal developments.

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This edition of In the Know includes:

Anti-spam act creates harsh penalties for non-compliance

A new anti-spam law is coming into force soon that will impose harsh penalties for non-compliance. By Stuart Freen.

Can you keep a secret? Individuals and private organizations might just have to, says the Ontario Court of Appeal

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal expands personal privacy rights. By Christine Jackson.

Trade-mark update: What you need to know about your trade-marks

The Supreme Court of Canada recently explained many of the basic principles of trade-mark protection. By John Yiokaris.

Resolving a dispute? Consider summary judgment

In 2010, judges were granted greater tools to determine a summary judgment motion. The Ontario Court of Appeal Comments. By Andy Seretis.

The need for nuanced employment non-competition covenants

Businesses may want to take a second look at the non-competition agreements which they ask their employees to sign. By Stuart Freen.