Thomas & Efraim LLP has extensive experience in the direct selling industry. Our Direct Selling practice includes all tax, trade, regulatory and licensing issues facing direct sellers establishing a business in Canada. Our work includes:
- tax and structuring;
- document review;
- and related matters such as privacy, anti-spam, and investment Canada.
E-Commerce (buying and selling over the Internet) is today’s fastest growing sector of the global economy. As e-commerce lawyers, we help protect you from the legal issues facing your online business, whether you are based in Canada or a foreign enterprise. From domain name, copyright, trademark and privacy issues to your contractual relations with distributors, licensors, drop shippers, carriers and manufacturers. We don’t just work with online retailers, Thomas & Efraim LLP works with SAAS (Software as a Service) and subscription based platforms as well.
App and Software Development
Are you hiring contractors or employees to develop smartphone apps or software? As e-Commerce lawyers, Thomas & Efraim LLP can help you manage important issues such as ownership of intellectual property and protecting your copyright and code.
Buying or Selling an App or Website
Are you closing the purchase and sale of either a company that owns software apps or purchasing the software itself? As e-Commerce lawyers, Thomas & Efraim LLP can draft the agreement of purchase and sale and close your transaction.
Website Terms & Conditions
Creating website terms and conditions, and properly implementing them, can help reduce the risk of lawsuits and in the event of a lawsuit, can help reduce your liability. Thomas & Efraim LLP has significant expertise in the drafting of terms and conditions and can provide our clients with expertise in this area in a cost efficient manner
Anti Spam Legislation
Spam legislation has been implemented around the world including the coming into force of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation effective July 2014.
The most impactful aspect of Anti Spam laws is that they do not just target spam. These laws include aspects that include ANY electronic message that includes a commercial component. A commercial component does not need to be something that involves profit (such as sales). Commercial, as it relates to anti spam, includes any electronic message (not just email) that even in part has a component that can include marketing, advertising or promotions
Thomas & Efraim Law can advise with respect to all matters regarding anti-spam legislation and can review your companies business practices to insure that anti-spam legislation is not being violated.
Is your e-Commerce business considering rewards or equity crowdfunding to access capital? From the birth of the industry, Thomas & Efraim LLP has taken a leadership role in the field. Thomas & Efraim Law can guide you through the rewards and equity crowdfunding landscape.