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Richard Stobbe
Lawyer, Trademark Agent, CLP

Bar Admissions
1999 - British Columbia Bar
2005 - Alberta Bar

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property and Technology
Corporate Finance and Securities
Internet Law
Emerging Technologies

We are committed to keeping our clients educated and informed on the issues affecting them. The following published works were written, or contributed to, by Richard.


Title Publication Date
"I googled it": Generic Words and Trademark Rights The Medium  June 2017 
Non-Competition Clauses: Enforceable or Just for Show? The Medium  June 2017 
Best Practices for Display of a Trademark on Software The Advisor  March 2017 
The Wild West: Drone Laws and Privacy in Canada The Medium  September 2016 
Ownership of Copyright in Software The Medium  September 2016 
A Binding "Clickwrap Agreement" From Paper? The Advisor  July 2016 
What Happens When a Franchise Agreement Ends - Part Three: Rescission The Advisor  February 2016 
Competing After Employment (Part Two) The Medium  March 2016 
Forum Selection in Online Terms IPblog - Intellectual Property Law in Canada  September 2015 
No copyright or trademark protection for metatags IPblog - Intellectual Property Law in Canada  August 2015 
Competing After Employment (Part One) The Medium  April 2015 
What Happens When a Franchise Agreement Ends, Part Two: Cancellation The Advisor  March 2015 
Intellectual Asset Management Best Practices – Part 2 The Medium  November 2014 
Intellectual Asset Management Best Practices - Part 1 The Medium  May 2014 
Unilateral Changes to Online Terms: Do They Work The Licensing Journal  May 2014 
Franchise Law Series: Part One The Advisor  February 2014 
Supreme Court on Copyright Infringement and Protection of Ideas The Medium  February 2014 
Tips and Trends in Online Contracting The Medium  November 2013 
Keeping Secrets: Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Agreements The Advisor  October 2013 
Software Licenses and Indemnities: What Obligations Are You Taking On? The Medium  June 2013 
Protection By Design: Industrial Design Law In Canada The Medium  March 2013 
Trade-Mark Rights: Across the Border & on the Web The Medium  March 2013 
Outsourcing by Canadian Companies: Another Look at the USA Patriot Act IP/Tech E-Bulletin  January 2013 
Click and Copy: Breach of Online License Agreements and Copyright Infringement Canadian Intellectual Property Review  Dec 2012 
Intellectual Property Issues in Corporate-Commercial Transactions The Medium  April 2012 
You Can't Have Clouds Without a Little Bit of Lightning: Cloud Computing in 2012 The Advisor  February 2012 
Software Licensing and Development: A Case Study The Medium  Winter 2012 
Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: How can it impact your business? The Advisor  Fall 2011 
Canadian Trade-Mark Update: .XXX Blocking Process IP/Tech E-Bulletin  Aug 2011 
Software licensing in the cloud Lawyers' Weekly  May 2011 
Tips For Software Licensing in 2011 The Medium  Spring 2011 
Executive Compensation: Looking at the Whole Package The Advisor  Winter 2011 
CleanTech in Calgary   January 2011 
The legal implications of app development Lawyers' Weekly  November 2010 
Tips and Trends in CleanTech Licensing Lawyers' Weekly  November 2009 
Coca-Cola vs. Pardhan Canadian International Lawyer  June 2000