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Samsung folds? – Deal reached with Research in Motion over BlackJack

Posted by Karen Monteith on February 12th, 2007

In an update to an earlier post regarding the suit by Research in Motion Ltd. against Samsung Electronics Co. with respect to Samsung’s mark BlackJack, the parties have apparently reached a deal. The settlement terms are confidential but news reports indicate that part of the settlement includes the withdrawal of Samsung’s trademark application for BlackJack [...]

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CBC shoots and scores in domain name dispute

Posted by Karen Monteith on February 5th, 2007

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) was recently successful in its domain name dispute against Ghalib Dhalla over the domain name Saturday night hockey games televised by the CBC as “Hockey Night in Canada” have been a Canadian institution since 1952 - the theme song is probably as well known to most Canadians as our national [...]

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Google’s German Domain Name Kidnapped

Posted by Karen Monteith on January 25th, 2007

According to recent reports, Google’s German domain,, was temporarily kidnapped. Unbeknownst to Google, the Internet address of and the page name were transferred to a new ISP. The security measures that were supposed to be in place apparently failed since neither the existing ISP nor the new ISP seems to have conducted the [...]

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