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Court rejects the concept of initial interest confusion
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 23 2015

In Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc the British Columbia Supreme Court issued one of the first Canadian decisions

Is it legal to use competitors’ trademarks as part of SEO strategies? Canadian court finds use of a competitor’s trademark as a keyword is not actionable
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • September 11 2015

In Canada, there have been only a few Canadian cases dealing with use of competitors' trademarks in search engine optimization (SEO), for example as

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

Use of competitors’ trademarks as Google AdWords is not infringement
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • August 26 2015

The British Columbia Supreme Court has decided that the use of a competitor’s trademarks in Google AdWords does not constitute infringement. In

Domain name security interests: “control” isn’t “perfection”
  • Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Canada
  • 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

Beware of increasing use of confusing domain names for brand impersonation and fraud
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • June 8 2015

The recent .CA domain name arbitration decision in Fluor Corporation v Fluor Curling, CDRP Dispute No. 0281,highlights the growing problem of

Domain name disputes: what you need to know part 1
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 25 2015

Individuals or businesses may find themselves in a dispute over a domain name, whether as a complainant or the registered owner of the domain name

Domain name enforcement and the new generic top-level domains
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • September 25 2012

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has allowed applications for new generic toplevel domains which opens up an expansion of new Internet space

Spotlight on 2015: trends and issues in retail
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 12 2015

As we are now in the second quarter of 2015, retailers are anticipating how changes over the remainder of the year could affect them. We anticipate

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