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Here are some of my best thinking on the areas of law my firm practices in (think: business, copyrights, trademarks, contracts, etc.). 

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You can rise above the noise of a crowded market–even in a recession. Ruha Thuraraitnam, joins us to chat about how brands can navigate challenging times.

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Podcast

How to Master the Basics of Financial Management for Entrepreneurs with Jacinthe Koddo

In this episode of From Sala to Studio, we shine a light on some financial management basics for entrepreneurs. Jacinthe Koddo helps women-led businesses who are making the world a better place grow to six- and seven-figure revenues and sleep better at night. Through her work as a small business chief financial officer, advisor and […]

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Podcast

How to Deal with Difficult Clients and Customers as a Coach, Consultant or Service-based Business

In this episode of From Sala to Studio, we take one more step to smooth sailing business relationships. Many business owners have to gracefully deal with scope creep and extra-demanding clients. No one wants to be a pushover, and rarely does anyone want to be known for terrible customer service. In this episode, I share […]

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Podcast

Why Perfectionism is Good for Creativity & Business

In this episode of From Sala to Studio, we take one more step to banishing “perfectionism” as a bad word and dancing a beautiful tango with my good friend Workplace Anxiety. As a lawyer, the demands of my profession—and my own desires to serve my clients well–often create pressures on my mental health (apparently, I’m […]

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Podcast

3 Legal Mistakes Even Smart Startups Make

In this episode of From Sala to Studio, we expose three of the most common mistakes even smart entrepreneurs make as they’re building their businesses. These legal mistakes leave us business owners with shaky foundations that derail our growth—or the very least, unnecessarily slow them down. In this episode, you’ll learn… 1:10 – the cornerstone […]

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Podcast

Welcome to From Sala to Studio (the Podcast)!

Calling all world shakers! Canadian business lawyer Czarina Pacaide is on a mission to help you do business better while discussing all things creative entrepreneurship. I hope you enjoy this first episode as I share with you what to expect from From Sala to Studio and why (and how) legal helps you lead your business […]

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Trademark Protection

When to Register Your Trademarks

In Canada, registering your business name doesn’t mean your brand is protected from copycats. Or that you’re not accidentally infringing on someone else’s trademark. This is because unless your trademark is registered in CIPO’s Trademarks Database, a business in another province can still run its business using your business name, logo, design, slogan, etc.  (Of […]

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Contract Drafting

7+ Contract Terms & Conditions that Protect Your Business (& You)

People have a loot of assumptions about contracts. 1 – They assume that there is such a thing as a “simple” contract. 2 – They assume that there is never room to negotiate boilerplate language in standard form contracts. 3 –  They assume that every word written on a contract is enforceable. Welp, call me […]

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Trademark Protection

How to Trademark Your Business Name & Logo: A Case Study

Recently, Kobe Bryant LLC filed trademark applications for a series of words & logos associated with the late Kobe Bryant, his late daughter Gigi, and the Mamba Sports Academy. If these applications get approved, whoever controls Kobe Bryant LLC will have the exclusive right to use those trademarks to carry on Kobe’s legacy. In this […]

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Business Tips

3 Myth-Busting Facts about Incorporating Your Business in Canada

Have you ever tinkered with the idea of incorporating your business? I’ve been having quite a few discussions with clients about incorporating lately and it’s dawning on me there are quite a lot of myths floating around out there. So, before you start filling out your incorporation application, I thought you may be interested in […]

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