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Generic top level domains (gTLD) update

  • Field Law
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • 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

Trade-mark owners take note: .xxx domain names open for general registration

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 5 2011

The new top-level domain “.xxx” will open for general registration on December 6, 2011

.yourbrand? Get ready for custom domain extensions

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • 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

IP monitor - Tucows finds Ontario a greener pasture

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • August 19 2011

In Tucows.com Co. v Lojas Renner S.A. (2011) ONCA 548, August 8, 2011, the Court of Appeal for Ontario has held that a .com domain name owned by an Ontario Corporation is personal property in Ontario

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

Wayback to the future of online evidence

  • Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • 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

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
  • -
  • 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

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

The legal and practical guide to protecting your brand on the web and in social media

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 6 2011

A brand has to be linked with a business strategy

Display of a trade-mark on a non-Canadian website may be use of the trade-mark in Canada

  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
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  • Canada
  • -
  • August 13 2013

A fundamental principle of Canadian trade-mark law is that a trade-mark must be used in order for rights to be secured and maintained. Given the