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Online blog articles and trademark use with services
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • June 16 2015

In a recent decision of the Trademarks Opposition Board dealing with a non-use cancellation proceeding, the Hearing Officer maintained a registration


Scoutscanada.ca decision reminds CDRP complainants to “be prepared”
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • February 17 2015

The recent decision in Scouts Canada v Morland, CDRP decision no. 276 (Resolution Canada) (January 22, 2015), under the Canadian Internet


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


Recent .ca domain name decision accepts broad interpretation of what constitutes a brand owner’s prior trade-mark “rights” in Canada
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • April 16 2014

The recent decision of Guitar Center Inc v Robert Piperni (“Guitar Center”), CIRA Decision No. 0254, confirms that a broad definition of “rights”


Generic top level domains (gTLD) update
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • February 11 2014

The 2014 New Year's resolution of ICANN, divine ruler of the Internet, is to give poor old .com and its 120 million registered domains some back-up


VKR Holdings AS v Skylight Concepts Ltd.
  • SIM. IP Practice
  • Canada
  • September 16 2014

This matter involves a request by the Complainant, VKR Holdings, for transfer of the domain name: “veluxcalgary.ca” registered by Skylight Concept


Protecting trade-marks in the new gTLDs
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • March 20 2013

Trade-mark owners should act now to protect their trade-mark rights online. As early as April 2013, new top level domain names ("gTLDs") will be


Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management, Inc. v Eric Poustie
  • SIM. IP Practice
  • Canada
  • September 16 2014

This case involves a request for transfer of the domain name which was registered by Eric Poustie (the “Registrant”) in 2000. The Complainant is the


Top 5 tips for non-Canadian brand owners seeking to protect trade-marks as domain names in Canada
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • November 6 2013

Canada's top level domain name registry (.ca) is a restricted access registry with local presence requirements, a stand alone domain name arbitration


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