Archive for 2008

Liberals’ Shift To Green Hits Trademark Roadblock

Posted by Neil Melliship on July 9th, 2008

Canada’s federal Liberal Party, the official opposition to the ruling Conservatives, has been sued by a Toronto environmental consulting and supply company called Green Shift Inc. for alleged misappropriation of that company’s corporate name and trademark, GREEN SHIFT. CBC is reporting that the owner of Green Shift Inc. registered the company name in 2001 and [...]

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New Gold Rush in Domain Names

Posted by Karen Monteith on June 26th, 2008

ICANN, The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers, at its Paris meeting this week, approved new guidelines paving the way for an explosion in the number of Top Level Domain names (TLDs). Currently, there are 21 TLDs – such as .com, .net – from which to choose. With the introduction of new TLDs, any [...]

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Red Cross Lawsuit Settled

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on June 19th, 2008

In an earlier post discussing the protection of the Red Crystal in Canada, we noted that the American arm of the Red Cross movement had been sued by Johnson & Johnson over its licensing of the iconic red cross emblem to for-profit companies for use on commercial products. In a pair of court decisions–one released [...]

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