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Avoiding trademark and domain name scams
  • Dentons
  • Canada, Global
  • March 10 2017

As a brand owner, you understand the importance and value of your proprietary brands, whether they be words, logos, tag lines, unique packaging or


Canada, Keywords and Confusion!
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • February 24 2017

In a “key” decision, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (“BCCA”) deals with IP issues when bidding for keywords in online search results. Using a


Use of trademarks as keywords not infringement, Australia court holds
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Australia, Canada
  • May 13 2016

The purchase of a competitor’s trade-mark as an online advertising keyword is not an infringement, according to a recent Federal Court of Australia


On-demand seminar: Advertising Through Social Media
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada, USA
  • March 20 2017

The rise of digital marketing and social media has provided a tremendous opportunity for businesses to engage consumers. However, this fast-paced and


Domain name scams: can you ignore the email you received about a company applying to register your mark as a domain name? Generally yes!
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • June 20 2016

In recent years, we have received countless enquiries from clients worried about an email they received about a company trying to register their mark


The art of concealment: use of a competitor’s trade marks in metatags held not to amount to copyright or trade mark infringement in Canada
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, Canada
  • April 8 2015

The Federal Court of Canada recently handed down a decision which squarely examines whether the use of metatags can constitute copyright or trade


Keyword Advertising Decision Reversed on Appeal
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • January 30 2017

In August 2015 we reported on the decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court (“BCSC”) in Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College


Franchise Review October - Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 31 2016

No; a disclosure document must be current as at the time of each delivery. Only certain disclosure items in franchise legislation expressly require


Use of trademarks as metadata & hashtags in Canada
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • June 8 2015

Just as social media platforms may vie for omnipresence in our lives, digital and otherwise, businesses may vie for market share on these social


Keyword ads Only infringing if they’re confusing
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 22 2017

Neighbors can be helpful. Our Canadian neighbors may have just helped U.S. trademark owners who wonder about the legality of use of their trademarks