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Internet domain ownership disputes - if you cannot prove "bad faith" there are still ways to get ownership

  • MBM Intellectual Property Law LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 20 2014

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Mold.ca Inc., v. Moldservices.ca Inc. (CV-13-480391) recently confirmed that Internet domain names may be

.yourbrand? Get ready for custom domain extensions

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • June 30 2011

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently voted in favour of accepting applications for new top-level domain (TLD) extensions beginning January 12, 2012

".ca" domain names as personal property

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 27 2014

A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision has determined that ".ca" domain names are personal property. This decision clarifies that ".ca"

Domain name security interests: “control” isn’t “perfection”

  • Aird & Berlis LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 17 2014

As a great deal of value can stem from a debtor's domain name, secured creditors ought to consider how best to protect their interest in such

Wayback to the future of online evidence

  • Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 1 2013

The Internet already lets you live out a vicarious online life, perhaps more thrilling than your own, through sites like Second Life, Lively or There

Evolving law of trade dress in a digital world

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • May 23 2014

In an increasingly crowded market, businesses are investing heavily into unique customer experiences to boost brand identity and loyalty. As expected

Have you registered your .CA in French?

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • 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

Generic top level domains (gTLD) update

  • Field Law
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  • Canada
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  • February 11 2014

The 2014 New Year's resolution of ICANN, divine ruler of the Internet, is to give poor old .com and its 120 million registered domains some back-up

Top 5 tips for non-Canadian brand owners seeking to protect trade-marks as domain names in Canada

  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
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  • Canada
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  • November 6 2013

Canada's top level domain name registry (.ca) is a restricted access registry with local presence requirements, a stand alone domain name arbitration