Archive for the "Domain Name Disputes" Category

Trademark Clearinghouse To Help Combat Cybersquatting?

Posted by Neil Melliship on July 17th, 2009

A story earlier this week reported that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – the organization charged with oversight of the Internet, including the creation of new generic top level domains (gTLD’s) – is considering setting up a centralized database of trademarks to help combat cybersquatting and other negative domain name registration [...]

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Free iPhone Bike App Sparks Dispute

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on June 4th, 2009

The Montreal Gazette and La Presse each recently reported on the decision by the Stationnement de Montréal (“SdM”) to assert intellectual property rights against the developer of an iPhone application which pinpoints the locations of public-use bicycles made available for rental by the SdM. Sparko.ca developed a free iPhone application called BixiMobile, together with a [...]

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Yee Shall Seek… Declaratory Judgment

Posted by Seva Batkin on March 9th, 2009

Updating our previous post on the ROYAL CHINET trademark, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in CKF Inc v. Huhtamaki Americas Inc. has confirmed “that declaratory relief is specifically available in the context of intellectual property disputes”, notwithstanding that such relief is not expressly provided for in the applicable act. In this case, the Plaintiff launched [...]

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