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STARTING A BUSINESS IN
QUEBEC
Jamie Benizri
Founder and Senior Attorney
How to Cut Your Taxes, Protect Your Assets
and Pro...
2
The ins and outs of
INCORPORATION
3
3
5 Benefits of Incorporation
Payout optionsLimited liability Leave money in
the corporation
Benefit from a
lower tax ra...
4
Incorporation 101
Where will you
operate?
Do you want
added
protection?
Do you want to
cut down on
costs?
Provincial or ...
5
Incorporation 101
Do you have
assets to
protect?
Will you more
revenue than
you need to
live on?
How fast will
your busi...
6
Incorporation 101
Incorporating in
the wrong
jurisdiction
Describing your
corporation
incorrectly
Not giving your
corpor...
7
the ins and outs of
TRADEMARKS
8
8
BRAND INSURANCE
1. Can I search on my own?
2. If I use it first, isn’t it mine?
3. If I registered or incorporated my
...
9
10
English or French?
Federal
jurisdiction-
CIPO
New legislation
Supreme Court
and Court of
Appeals ruling
11
11
• New
regulations on
the way
• Addition of
French
descriptor
12
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Starting a Business in Quebec

  1. 1. STARTING A BUSINESS IN QUEBEC Jamie Benizri Founder and Senior Attorney How to Cut Your Taxes, Protect Your Assets and Protect Your Intellectual Property
  2. 2. 2 The ins and outs of INCORPORATION
  3. 3. 3 3 5 Benefits of Incorporation Payout optionsLimited liability Leave money in the corporation Benefit from a lower tax rate Tax exemptions when selling
  4. 4. 4 Incorporation 101 Where will you operate? Do you want added protection? Do you want to cut down on costs? Provincial or Federal? Are the members of your Board of Directors Canadian residents?
  5. 5. 5 Incorporation 101 Do you have assets to protect? Will you more revenue than you need to live on? How fast will your business generate revenue? Do you want to raise capital? Should You Incorporate? Do you plan to sell your business?
  6. 6. 6 Incorporation 101 Incorporating in the wrong jurisdiction Describing your corporation incorrectly Not giving your corporation a name Skipping the shareholders agreement Top Incorporation Mistakes Believing that limited liability means unlimited liability
  7. 7. 7 the ins and outs of TRADEMARKS
  8. 8. 8 8 BRAND INSURANCE 1. Can I search on my own? 2. If I use it first, isn’t it mine? 3. If I registered or incorporated my business, isn’t the name mine? 4. If I registered the domain name, isn’t the name mine?
  9. 9. 9
  10. 10. 10 English or French? Federal jurisdiction- CIPO New legislation Supreme Court and Court of Appeals ruling
  11. 11. 11 11 • New regulations on the way • Addition of French descriptor
  12. 12. 12

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