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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

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

IP monitor - Tucows finds Ontario a greener pasture
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • August 19 2011

In Tucows.com Co. v Lojas Renner S.A. (2011) ONCA 548, August 8, 2011, the Court of Appeal for Ontario has held that a .com domain name owned by an Ontario Corporation is personal property in Ontario

Canadian trade-mark rights arising from foreign-based website content
  • Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
  • Canada
  • June 6 2013

It is becoming increasingly important to consider whether trade-mark rights are acquired in Canada as a result of web-based advertising on

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

Tag, you’re it! or not
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • March 10 2015

In Red Label Vacations Inc v 411 Travel Buys Limited, 2015 FC 19, a recent decision delving into metatags, Justice Manson of the Federal Court

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

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

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

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