Here is our first question in our new series - Lawyer Minutes  

What should someone be aware of if they are working on an idea or a startup while working full time at another company?

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We are often asked legal questions that we have no knowledge or qualifications to answer. So, two great lawyers from Stewart McKelvey has offered to answer these questions. We will be releasing these questions bi weekly as short 2-3 minute episodes. Here is more info of each of these lawyers - 

Clarence Bennett

Twitter - @ClarenceBennett

Clarence is a partner in the Labour and Employment and Litigation groups with the Fredericton office of Stewart McKelvey and a Trademark Agent.  Clarence has degrees from St. Thomas University (B.A.) and the University of New Brunswick (LL.B.) as well as a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall (LL.M.).
Clarence’s practice has focused on counseling clients over a wide spectrum of labour, and employment and other litigation issues. Clarence has been a commentator on CBC radio and in The Lawyers Weekly and is the Editor of Atlantic Employers Counsel, a quarterly Labour and Employment journal published by Stewart McKelvey. Clarence has also taught Employment Law in the Management Development Program at the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning.
Clarence is a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick and a member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers and has appeared before numerous administrative and arbitration tribunals, boards, and all levels of Court including the Supreme Court of Canada.


Nick Russon

Twitter - @nickrusson

Nick is an Associate in the Fredericton office where he has practiced since 2008.  He a trade-mark agent is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology Practice Group.  Nick has significant experience in a corporate commercial and litigation practice, including both the litigation and corporate aspects of trade-mark and copyright work, as well as other intellectual property areas, which involve providing legal services to clients engaged in business in a wide range of industries from owner-managed business, retail, and educational institutions, to government, and not-for-profit groups and organizations.