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January/February 2009  -  Vol. 23 n° 1

Coming in 2009

A hodgepodge of what’s to come (or what we hope is coming) in 2009

The eagle’s new groove: welcome to CRAC

CRAC has changed its look at its offices and on its website. CRAC’s new website is more user-friendly. All of the main categories of service provided by CRAC are available at a glance on its home page. To find out more, simply click on the service in question. As a bonus, from now on you will be able to put a face to each voice: all CRAC employees have been photographed. You can now see the staff members with whom you will be dealing for each service. All extension numbers are available on our website.

The Guide de démarrage de l’entreprise

Under the leadership of the Young Bar Association of Montreal (YBAM), a new guide covering various topics intended for entrepreneurs will soon be available online. The Guide contains texts on incorporating a business, intellectual property protection, funding, corporate civil liability, signing a commercial lease, etc. CRAC is proud to have contributed to the production of this Guide through the involvement of two of its attorneys, Annie Fredette (corporate services) and Johanne Muzzo (trade-marks). The launch is set for February 4, 2009, at the Club Atwater located at 3505 Atwater Avenue. Admission is $20. Anyone interested in attending the unveiling of this Guide can contact Amalia Jeannot, ajeannot@ajbm.qc.ca or 514-954-3450.

New electronic transaction service at the Quebec Enterprise Registrar (REQ)

It is now possible to fill out and transmit online the annual declaration of information for the enterprise with the REQ.

A new look for the certificate of incorporation

In 2009, the Quebec Enterprise Registrar will eliminate the shading that appears on the certificate of incorporation. To ease the transition from the old to the new version, the REQ will issue, for a limited time, each certificate as it formerly appeared along with the new version.

A new Companies Act in 2009?

Although the National Assembly was dissolved, we hope that the debate launched last year to modernize Quebec legislation regarding companies will resume with renewed vigour given that the elections held on December 8 kept the Liberals in power. Something worth keeping an eye on!

The Company Key for electronic transactions at Corporations Canada

For spring 2009, Corporations Canada promises to offer a secure site for important modifications such as articles of dissolution, changes regarding administrators, etc., using access codes. These access codes, called Company Keys, will be issued when new companies are incorporated. Existing corporations can request their own Company Keys. It should be possible for intermediaries to obtain a single key.

Portrait of an employee: Johanne Muzzo
 

Having worked for CRAC for over six years now, Johanne Muzzo heads the trade-marks department. A member of the Bar, she is also a trade-mark agent registered with the Canadian Trade-marks Office and is authorized to represent Canadians in the production and prosecution of trade-mark applications for registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. When it comes to availability searches, filings, responses to the examination report,  opposition and cancellation proceedings, she is assisted by Caroline Guy, another trade-mark expert.


Johanne is a cheerful and spirited colleague, who shares her experience through regular lectures to jurists, paralegals and students on trade-mark law. She is in charge of the publication of the IPC Bulletin and Info-CRAC.

For information regarding the services available, you can reach Johanne Muzzo at (514) 861-2799, ext. 336 or at jmuzzo@crac.com.
 

HEADLINES

The eagle’s new groove: welcome to CRAC

The Guide de démarrage de l’entreprise

New electronic transaction service at the Quebec Enterprise Registrar (REQ)

A new look for the certificate of incorporation

A new Companies Act in 2009?

The Company Key for electronic transactions at Corporations Canada

Portrait of an employee: Johanne Muzzo

An absolute must: new price list

The 2009 price list is available on our website.

Federal incorporation online: how to get professional looking schedules

Did you know that with IncoWeb® your schedules come back exactly as filed once it is certified? It was a concern for many clients. It’s now settled! Thanks to an unique function exclusively available to authorized intermediaries, the underlined or bold characters, the numbering of paragraphs, the boxes, in brief the page layout is preserved at the time of the certification by Corporations Canada. Another good reason to subscribe to our IncoWeb® service!

For more information, please contact Annie Fredette at 514-861-2799, ext. 355, or via e-mail at afredette@crac.com
IncoWeb® training

Do you want to know more about our IncoWeb® online services? Whether you already subscribe to IncoWeb® or not, sign up for a free one-hour training session. Contact Me Annie Fredette via e‑mail at afredette@crac.com or on the telephone at 514-861-2799, ext. 355.

The training will introduce you to:

·         New work tools that will help you save time and money

·         Annual and Amending Declarations services with data extraction from the CIDREQ registry

·         The advantages of online corporate services

Training is offered in English or in French, generally early in the day, at our offices. We can, however, adapt to your specific requests regarding the schedule, and even bring the training to you if at least three people are interested in taking the training.
Share certificate templates

“They really work well!”

A comment often heard regarding our Word format (.doc) share certificates for printout. We have English and French versions of double-sided certificates for both federal and provincial (Quebec) incorporations.

They are easy to use and they’re free.

Give them a try! Contact our corporate law paralegals, who will gladly send you templates via e‑mail, or send us a note at the following address: expedition@crac.com
 
 
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Suite 1717
Montreal (Quebec) Canada
H2Z 1S8
Tel: (514) 861-2722
Toll free: 1-800-361-5744
Fax: (514) 861-2751
E-mail: crac@crac.com

Notice: The information contained in INFO-CRAC® is of a general informative nature and in no way constitutes nor should it be construed as a legal opinion. INFO-CRAC® is published bi-monthly for the benefit of our clients. Please submit any comments in writing to crac@crac.com