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ONCA upholds Summary Judgment Concerning Dispute over Website Domain Names
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 12 2017

The Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) dismissed the Appellant's appeal from a summary judgment dismissing its action and from an order dismissing the


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


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


Canadian Internet Law Update - 2016
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 31 2017

This paper summarizes selected developments in Canadian Internet law during 2016. Internet law is a vast area that continues to develop rapidly


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


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


New Canadian Court Ruling on Purchasing Competitor's Trademark as a Keyword
  • Herzog Fox & Neeman
  • Canada
  • February 28 2017

In August 2015, the British Columbia Supreme Court ("BCSC") held that purchasing a competitor's trademark as a keyword for search engines (e.g


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