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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


Canada: keeping in line when using marks online
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • May 1 2015

As retail businesses continue to consider the financial viability of operating brick-and-mortar stores, the importance of online sales and the


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


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


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


Use of trademarks in metatags found not to be copyright or trademark infringement
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 11 2015

The Plaintiff has three registered trademarks: “redtag.ca”, “redtag.ca vacations”, and “Shop. Compare. Payless!! Guaranteed”. The Defendant company


.quebec geographic gTLD ready for public launch
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • November 11 2014

Quebec's new generic top level domain (gTLD) .quebec is scheduled for general availability November 18, 2014. The .quebec domain will


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


Court rejects the concept of initial interest confusion
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • September 23 2015

In Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc the British Columbia Supreme Court issued one of the first Canadian decisions