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Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal Confirms the Court’s Jurisdiction to Order Transfer of Domain Names
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • April 13 2016

Canada's Federal Court of Appeal has confirmed that the Court has jurisdiction to order transfer (or delivery up) of a domain name involved in


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


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 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


British Columbia Superior Court considers keyword advertising
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • October 5 2010

On May 28, 2010, the British Columbia Supreme Court rendered the first Canadian decision on the propriety of internet keyword advertising incorporating competitors’ business names, in Private Career Training Institutions Agency v. Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc., 2010 BCSC 765


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


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


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


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


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