The Past Can Come Back to Haunt You: The Danger of Backdated Copyright Assignments

My latest column for is a case comment on the dangers of backdated copyright assignments, and the questions those dealing with such assignments should ask when presented with such a document. These questions can be especially relevant when faced with a copyright dispute or purchasing intellectual property. The column can be found at

Geographical mistake invalidates non-compete clause: Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled that not using the legal name of a geographic area in a non-compete clause invalidates the clause.