Marketing, Advertising & Product Compliance

Miller Thomson is home to one of Canada’s leading legal practices in marketing, advertising and consumer product regulatory and compliance matters.  Our national practice group consists of dedicated and dynamic lawyers who are responsive to the needs of our clients and who provide practical advice.  We work with clients from inception through execution of advertising campaigns, marketing strategies, and new product launches.  Whether it is developing a complex social media promotion, substantiating a product performance claim (or challenging that of a competitor), or introducing a new product or brand into the Canadian market, our professionals can help you to find efficient and forward-thinking solutions to your legal challenges.

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Catherine Bate serves as lead editor of international guide on sweepstakes and contests

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) recently released Sweepstakes & Contests: A Global Legal Perspective, which provides an overview of the laws governing sweepstakes and contests in over 50 international jurisdictions. Catherine Bate, Canadian GALA member and lead of Miller Thomson’s...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance has released two new video series on complying with advertising laws around the world.  Catherine Bate speaks with other leading advertising lawyers from around the world to present timely and important updates on critical advertising...

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Kelly Harris appointed Chair of CBA marketing practices committee

The committee, formed under the CBA’s Competition Law section, deals with with deceptive marketing provisions of the Competition Act, including misleading advertising, telemarketing and marketing practices.

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Catherine Bate featured in video series on global advertising

Catherine Bate, a partner in the Toronto office who practices marketing and advertising law, is featured in a newly released video series on complying with advertising laws around the world. Created by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (“GALA”), the series...

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Kelly Harris promoted vice chair of CBA marketing committee

Kelly Harris, an Associate in Miller Thomson’s Marketing, Advertising and Regulatory group, was promoted to Vice-Chair, of the Canadian Bar Association’s Marketing Practices Committee. The committee is formed under its Competition Law Section.

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Jennifer Bishop appointed to International Bar Association committee

Jennifer Bishop, a partner in the Toronto office of Miller Thomson’s Business Law Group and Chair of the firm’s National Marketing, Advertising and Regulatory Group, has been appointed to the Women Lawyers’ Interest (WIG) Group of the International Bar Association....

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Jennifer Bishop contributes to Getting the Deal Through-Product Recall 2014

Miller Thomson congratulates Jennifer Bishop on the publication of her Canada Chapter, which appears in the newly released book Getting the Deal Through-Product Recall 2014. Special thanks to Barbara Prikrylova, student-at-law, for her invaluable assistance in the preparation of this article.

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Catherine Bate speaks at ANA Advertising Law and Public Policy conference

Catherine Bate speaks on “A Global Perspective”, whether preparing a multinational program, or simply considering potential regulation at home, it is important to be armed with an understanding of global trends.

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Catherine Bate speaks on advertising law

Catherine Bate presents “Global Advertising Law: Year in Review” at the Practising Law Institute seminar.

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David Schnurr presents trademark and advertising law seminar

David Schnurr presents a seminar on new developments in trademark and advertising law at the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce.

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Imran Ahmad co-chairs CBA teleconference

Imran Ahmad is a Co-Chair of “Criminal Deceptive Marketing Practices:  What You Ought to Know”, a teleconference presented by the CBA Competition Law Section’s Mergers Committee and the International Committee. The Competition Act contains two adjudicative regimes to address deceptive...

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Catherine Bate and Kelly Harris speaks on Advertising and Marketing Law

Catherine Bate and Kelly Harris presents at the Canadian Institute’s 23rd Annual Advertising & Marketing Law seminar. Kelly will present on Sponsorship, Ambush Marketing and Cause Marketing on January 23, and Cathy presents on Best Practices for Lawyers on January...

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Catherine Bate speaks at advertising law seminar

Catherine Bate speaks at the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (“GALA”) international law seminar.

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Catherine Bate moderates session at Marketing Law Conference

The topic of the session is “Regulatory Tightening of Consumer Relationship Marketing in Europe and North America”. Miller Thomson is pleased to provide our clients with a discount code to receive the best rates available. Please register at the link below and input code: SPONSHARE

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Catherine Bate and Eric Dufour speak on advertising and marketing law

The webcast for OBA Professional Development is on Advertising and Marketing Law: Social, Digital, Online Compliance. Catherine Bate is the Program Chair. Eric J. Dufour speaks on “Unraveling Your Dispute Procedure Options”.

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Catherine Bate speaks at digital advertising conference

Caterine Bate is a speaker at the American Conference Institute’s Annual Summit on Digital Advertising Compliance: Social Media, Sweepstakes & Promotions. Her presentation is on “All Things Global: Exploring Legal and Business Considerations for International Sweepstakes or Promotions”.    

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Eric Dufour and Kelly Harris speak at competition law conference

The CBA Competition Law Fall Conference is the largest competition law conference in Canada, bringing together hundreds of participants from all segments of the Canadian and global competition law community, including enforcement officials, in-house counsel, economists, and others in order to...

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Marketing & Advertising Seminar – Toronto

Catherine Bate, Kelly Harris, Catherine Dennis Brooks and Janet Feasby of Advertising Standards Canada present A One-Stop Marketing & Advertising Law Workshop. Regulatory enforcement with respect to various marketing practices is on the rise. Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy and holding...

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Marketing & Advertising Seminar – Vancouver

A One-Stop Marketing & Advertising Law Workshop Regulatory enforcement with respect to various marketing practices is on the rise. Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy and holding companies accountable, too. For the sake of both your bottom line and brand reputation,...

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Marketing and Advertising Seminar – Waterloo

A One-Stop Marketing & Advertising Law Workshop Regulatory enforcement with respect to various marketing practices is on the rise. Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy and holding companies accountable, too. For the sake of both your bottom line and brand reputation,...

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Hot Topics in Advertising Law in the United States and Canada

Miller Thomson and the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) host a program on important advertising issues to consider when advertising in the United States and Canada. The program covers key areas of regulatory enforcement, advertising in social media, sweepstakes and promotions,...

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Agriculture Law Netletter

LexisNexis, Issue 366

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Coming Soon: Personal Care Products Regulation Overhaul

Health Canada has released its Consultation Paper on the Regulation of Self-Care Products, the first step in a long anticipated regulatory overhaul of this category. The proposed framework, if adopted, will mean a sweeping overhaul of how cosmetics and personal...

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Lexis® PSL

Lexis® PSL is a major new practical guidance product for the legal profession and in-house market.  

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Advertising, Marketing and Product Regulatory Compliance

Thomson Reuters

Chapter 10 in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada, 2015 edition.

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Canada’s Supreme Court (Re)Defines the General Impression Tests

What’s in Store, Volume 18, No. 1, Winter 2014

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Consumer Protection

Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, Commercial Law III, 2015 reissue

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Product Recall In 26 Jurisdictions Worldwide: Canada

Law Business Research

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Canadian Marketing, Advertising & Regulatory Law Update

Issue 12

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Canadian Marketing, Advertising & Regulatory Law Update

Issue 11

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A Comparative Study of Remedies Available in Misleading Advertising Cases: Canada

Coordinating a Global Advertising Litigation Strategy, 3rd Expert Forum on Litigating and Resolving Advertising Disputes, American Conference Institute, New York, New York, June 19-20, 2012

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Alltech acquires Masterfeeds, creating one of Canada’s largest animal nutrition offerings

Counsel to Ag Processing Inc. in its sale of shares of Masterfeeds Inc. to Alltech

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Marketing, Advertising & Product Compliance Communiqué

Read the latest issue of our new publication.

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