Archive for 2011

CIRA Announces Implementation Date For New CDRP Policy and Rules

Posted by Neil Melliship on July 25th, 2011

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), has announced that its revised Dispute Resolution Policy (CDRP) and Rules will take effect on August 22, 2011.  A summary of the changes is available on the CIRA website.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Spark Trademark Activity

Posted by Neil Melliship on May 30th, 2011

The final round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs is about to kick off here in Vancouver, with the hometown Canucks facing off for the first time ever in the playoffs against the storied Boston Bruins.   Perhaps not surprisingly, local businesses in Vancouver are looking to capitalize on this historic event in different ways. For example, the Vancouver [...]

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Supreme Court Has Spoken On Confusion

Posted by Neil Melliship on May 26th, 2011

Following up on a couple of earlier posts on this topic, the Supreme Court of Canada has this morning handed down its decision in the Masterpiece Inc. v. Alavida Lifestyles, Inc. case.  This decision has been long awaited as it appears to put to rest a critical issue in relation to the assessment of confusion [...]

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