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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


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


The launch of the .xxx top level domain name protecting your brand’s reputation
  • Lawson Lundell LLP
  • Canada
  • September 6 2011

The organization that controls most of the Internet's gTLD's (generic top level domain names, such as .com and .net) has approved the use of .xxx as a new gTLD


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
  • Canada, Australia
  • 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 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


Evolving law of trade dress in a digital world
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 23 2014

In an increasingly crowded market, businesses are investing heavily into unique customer experiences to boost brand identity and loyalty. As expected


Three reasons for non-Canadian companies to register .ca domain names now
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • November 26 2015

With over 2.3 million .ca domain registrations, .ca is the world's eighth-fastest growing domain extension (CIRA). The .ca domain represents an


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


It’s 2013. The internet is everywhere. Do you know where your trade-marks are?
  • Bull Housser & Tupper LLP
  • Canada
  • February 13 2013

While the Trade-marks Act provides additional rights to a registered trade-mark holder than were available at common law, registration is only


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