Contest Law Articles

From time-to-time I write about different aspects of Canadian contest law. Often about common contest law questions I receive. Below are links to some of my recent blog posts on the topic.

CASL (Anti-Spam Law) Issues That Can Arise in Canadian Contests

Canadian Contest Law: A Few Key Questions to Ask if Planning to Run a Contest in Canada

Contest Law: A Few Interesting Recent Questions, Including CASL & Criminal Code

CASL (Anti-spam Law) & Contests: 5 Ways Canada’s New Spam Law May Impact Your Contest or Sweepstakes

Contest Law Podcast: Is Your Social Media Contest Breaking the Law?

Contests: Pinterest’s Tougher Contest Guidelines

Abbreviated Sweepstakes Rules: Don’t Give Them Short Shrift (Guest Post)

Top 10 Canadian Contest (Sweepstakes) Law Questions – Part II

Top 10 Canadian Contest (Sweepstakes) Law Questions – Part I

Facebook Loosens Up Promotions Rules for Contests Run on Facebook

Twitter Contests: Some Thoughts, Tips and Traps



Contest Law

I offer a full range of Canadian contest legal services for compliance with the Competition Act, Criminal Code and other relevant laws.  My services include: preparing contests to comply with relevant federal laws, drafting short and long contest rules and statutory disclosure, reviewing promotional contest marketing and advertising materials for Canadian advertising law compliance and winner releases.

Advertising Law

I help clients practically navigate Canada’s advertising and marketing laws and offer Canadian advertising law services in relation to print, online, new media, social media and e-mail marketing.

My Canadian advertising law services include advice in relation to: anti-spam legislation (CASL); Competition Bureau complaints; the general misleading advertising provisions of the Competition Act; Internet, new media and social media advertising and marketing; promotional contests (sweepstakes); and sales and promotions. I also provide advice relating to specific types of advertising issues, including performance claims, testimonials, disclaimers and native advertising.

Competition Law

I offer business and individual clients efficient and strategic advice in relation to competition/antitrust, advertising, Internet and new media law and contest law.  I also offer competition and regulatory law compliance, education and policy services to companies, trade and professional associations and government agencies.

My experience includes counseling clients on the application of Canadian competition and regulatory laws and I have worked on hundreds of domestic and cross-border competition, advertising and marketing, promotional contest (sweepstakes), conspiracy (cartel), abuse of dominance, compliance, refusal to deal, pricing and distribution, Investment Canada Act and merger matters.

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