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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


.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


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


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


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


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


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


Pushing the boundaries of trade-mark use in cyberspace
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • January 4 2013

The Federal Court recently addressed the thorny issue of when trade-marks displayed on foreign-based Internet websites are used in Canada. In HomeAway.com


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