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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


.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


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


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


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


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


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


Generic top level domains (gTLD) update
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • February 11 2014

The 2014 New Year's resolution of ICANN, divine ruler of the Internet, is to give poor old .com and its 120 million registered domains some back-up


Recent .ca domain name decision accepts broad interpretation of what constitutes a brand owner’s prior trade-mark “rights” in Canada
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • April 16 2014

The recent decision of Guitar Center Inc v Robert Piperni (“Guitar Center”), CIRA Decision No. 0254, confirms that a broad definition of “rights”