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Canadian court finds that keyword advertising does not constitute passing off
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • August 25 2015

The recent decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc, 2015 BCSC 1470


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 disputes: what you need to know part 2
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 26 2015

Part 1 of this post provided an overview of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority's domain name dispute resolution process. Part 2 outlines a


Trade marks as metadata
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • Canada
  • July 14 2015

A Canadian court has ruled on the use of trade marks in metadata and also considered whether the use of hashtags - familiar to any user of social


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


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


Pushing the boundaries of trade-mark use in cyberspace
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • January 4 2013

The Federal Court recently addressed the thorny issue of when trade-marks displayed on foreign-based Internet websites are used in Canada. In HomeAway.com


Important changes to the Canadian domain name dispute resolution policy
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 14 2011

Certain disputes involving alleged bad faith registration of .ca domain names can be resolved by arbitration pursuant to the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (known as the “CDRP”) mandated by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (“CIRA”


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


Recent .CA domain name decision illustrates useful tool for demonstrating bad faith
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • January 23 2015

The recent CDRP decision Optrex Limited v Nameshield Inc. co Daniel Mullen provides a useful reminder that .CA domain names registered in bad faith