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Avoiding Liability when using Keyword Advertising
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • February 7 2017

The British Columbia Court of Appeal (“BCCA”) in Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc., 2017 BCCA 41 has reversed a


Initial Interest Confusion: Vancouver Community College v. Vancouver Career College
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • February 6 2017

Initial interest confusion is aimed primarily at regulating the use of keywords in Internet trading, i.e. Words typed by a user into the search field


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


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


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


No copyright and trade-mark rights in most metatags
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • March 12 2015

This case is the most recent in a small line of cases concerning the intellectual property implications, or lack thereof, in using website metatags


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


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


New Tools for IP Owners to Enforce Rights Against Internet Infringers
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 18 2016

Two recent appeal-level decisions, one by the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the other by the Federal Court of Appeal, have created powerful new


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