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".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"

Protecting your brand in the internet age

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 19 2013

Retailers and manufacturers know that their brand is not only the identity they expressly communicate to their customers, but also what those

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

Google set to change its trademark policy throughout Canada and most of Europe

  • Baker Botts LLP
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  • Canada, European Union
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  • August 31 2010

On September 14, 2010, Google is set to change its controversial AdWords policy for Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and most of the rest of Europe

British Columbia Superior Court considers keyword advertising

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 5 2010

On May 28, 2010, the British Columbia Supreme Court rendered the first Canadian decision on the propriety of internet keyword advertising incorporating competitors’ business names, in Private Career Training Institutions Agency v. Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc., 2010 BCSC 765

No purchase required!

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 1 2011

In TSA Stores, Inc. v. Heenan Blaikie LLP (2011 FC 273), the Federal Court found that use of a trade-mark on a website that provided descriptions and information on how to choose and care for various products constituted use of a mark in association with retail store services

Online trade-mark use

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • May 25 2011

A recent decision of a United Kingdom court considered whether the defendant's use of the plaintiff's trade-marks on the defendant's websites, allegedly operating from Florida, constituted "use" of the trade-marks in the United Kingdom

.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

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

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • 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

Understanding the new gTLD program, and what it means for your brand

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada, Global
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  • August 3 2011

After years of consultation, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved the next round of generic top-level domains (gTLDs), which are generic suffixes of domain names (e.g. .com, .net, and. org