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The Big Reveal – ICANN Announces List of new gTLD applicants and applications

Posted by Karen Monteith on June 13th, 2012

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) posted the list of new gTLD applicants and applications today.  ICANN received a total of 1,930 new gTLD applications. Many companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Wal-Mart filed applications.  Among the Canadian applicants are Rogers (for .FIDO and .CHATR), Shaw Cablesystems (for Shaw) and [...]

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CIRA Announces .CA Registry Upgrade and 24 hour service outage

Posted by Karen Monteith on June 8th, 2012

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced that it will be performing a  system update to its .CA registry on June 12, 2012.   In order to complete the upgrade, there will be a 24 hour service outage from 9 a.m. (ET) on June 12 to 9:00 a.m. (ET) on June 13.  During the service outage, [...]

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Official Marks in Canada – Foreign public authorities need not apply

Posted by Karen Monteith on April 23rd, 2012

In a recent decision, the Federal Court of Canada (Trial Division) has ruled in favour of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (“Maple Leaf”) in an appeal of the decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks refusing Maple Leaf’s application to register the trade-mark PARMA & Design.  The Registrar had refused the application on the basis that the mark so nearly [...]

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