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Ontario court considers tort of passing-off domain names
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 18 2012

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently ruled that the elements of the tort of passing-off in the context of internet domain names were established in Dentec Safety Specialists Inc. v. Degil Safety Products Inc

British Columbia Superior Court considers keyword advertising
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • October 5 2010

On May 28, 2010, the British Columbia Supreme Court rendered the first Canadian decision on the propriety of internet keyword advertising incorporating competitors’ business names, in Private Career Training Institutions Agency v. Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc., 2010 BCSC 765

Online trade-mark use
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • May 25 2011

A recent decision of a United Kingdom court considered whether the defendant's use of the plaintiff's trade-marks on the defendant's websites, allegedly operating from Florida, constituted "use" of the trade-marks in the United Kingdom

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  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 1 2011

In TSA Stores, Inc. v. Heenan Blaikie LLP (2011 FC 273), the Federal Court found that use of a trade-mark on a website that provided descriptions and information on how to choose and care for various products constituted use of a mark in association with retail store services

New generic top level domains: opportunities and risks for trade-mark owners
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 28 2011

On June 20, 2011 the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved a plan to increase the number of generic top-level domains (gTLD) from the current 22 (which includes .com, .net and .org) to possibly hundreds

Online brand protection strategies five steps to developing your plan
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 3 2012

A company’s brand is a key asset and needs protection both offline and online - so if you haven’t yet embarked on an online brand protection strategy, where do you start?

Protecting trademarks from registration on the ".xxx" domain
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • August 19 2011

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the international non-profit organization charged with creating policies for use of the internet, recently approved the internet domain “.xxx” for use specifically by the adult entertainment industry

Trade-mark rights: across the border & on the web
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • March 1 2013

Here are three concepts that are not new: trade-marks, borders and the internet. But the courts are still trying to work out how to handle the three

The legal and practical guide to protecting your brand on the web and in social media
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • October 6 2011

A brand has to be linked with a business strategy

New gTLDs coming out soon!
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • September 27 2011

On June 20, 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) formally approved the system to launch new generic top level domains (gTLDs