Condo Reporter

Timely commentaries on the latest developments in condominium law in Ontario

Using Trade Names, Logos and Slogans

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Many condominium corporations use the trade name, logo and/or slogans of their condominium site that was originally marketed by the developer. Whether the use is on a sign, newsletter or website, the right to use that name, logo or slogan is governed by trademark law. Before using a name, logo or slogan, condominium corporations must…

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Visit Denise at the 18th Annual Condominium Conference

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Reaching New Heights

Denise Lash will be speaking at the 18th Annual Condominium Conference, taking place November 7 & 8 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Her presentation will take place on Friday, November 7, and the topic of her presentation is “Ethical Boundaries for Directors and Managers: How to Avoid Crashing into the Ethical Wall.” Also, be sure…

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Changes to Ontario Building Code – Six Storey Wood Buildings

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Construction

The Ontario government recently announced that it was introducing changes to the Ontario Building Code (effective January 1, 2015) that will allow wood-frame buildings to be built up to six stories (the previous limit was four). New safety requirements will require stairwells to be constructed with non-combustible materials and roofs to be made of combustion-resistant materials. This change was…

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