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Important changes to the Canadian domain name dispute resolution policy

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 14 2011

Certain disputes involving alleged bad faith registration of .ca domain names can be resolved by arbitration pursuant to the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (known as the “CDRP”) mandated by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (“CIRA”

Intellectual property alert - October 2012

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • October 3 2012

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has publicly revealed the applied for generic top level domains

Domain name is personal property and a ‘real and substantial connection’ to jurisdiction: Ontario CA

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • September 29 2011

Tucows.com, a Nova Scotia tech company with a principal office in Ontario, bought over 30,000 domain names from an operation called Mailbank Inc. in 2006, including renner.com

New generic top level domains: opportunities and risks for trade-mark owners

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 28 2011

On June 20, 2011 the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved a plan to increase the number of generic top-level domains (gTLD) from the current 22 (which includes .com, .net and .org) to possibly hundreds

Have you registered your .CA in French?

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • January 23 2014

In January 2013, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority ("CIRA") announced its ability to support French character .CA domain names ("French

Appeal dismissed: no passing off, no violation of official mark provisions for incorporating acronym and official mark into domain names

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 28 2014

ICBC adopted a number of official marks, including the acronym “ICBC”. Stainton Ventures Ltd. (Stainton) operates a commercial website called