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Coping with social media
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2012

The emergence of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter has materially affected brand owners


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


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


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


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


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


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


Display of a trade-mark on a non-Canadian website may be use of the trade-mark in Canada
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • August 13 2013

A fundamental principle of Canadian trade-mark law is that a trade-mark must be used in order for rights to be secured and maintained. Given the


Internet domain ownership disputes - if you cannot prove "bad faith" there are still ways to get ownership
  • MBM Intellectual Property Law LLP
  • Canada
  • January 20 2014

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Mold.ca Inc., v. Moldservices.ca Inc. (CV-13-480391) recently confirmed that Internet domain names may be


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