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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

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

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

Is it legal to use competitors’ trademarks as part of SEO strategies? Canadian court finds use of a competitor’s trademark as a keyword is not actionable
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • September 11 2015

In Canada, there have been only a few Canadian cases dealing with use of competitors' trademarks in search engine optimization (SEO), for example as

Canada: Surveying the online enforcement landscape
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • January 1 2016

Two recent decisions show Canadian courts grappling with trademark concepts such as ‘use’ and ‘confusion’ in the online context In 2015 Canadian

Court of Appeal crafts clarifying domain decision
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 4 2016

In a recent decision, Michaels v. Michaels Stores Procurement Co (2016 FCA 88), the Federal Court of Appeal provided a clear statement that the

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

  • Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP
  • Canada
  • May 8 2015

Fighting counterfeiting in Canada involves the following legislation: the Trademarks Act (RSC 1985, c T-13); the Copyright Act (RSC 1985, c C-42

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

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