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Second MP Falls Victim to Cybersquatter

Posted by Tasha Coulter on March 6th, 2009

We note an interesting development relating to our recent post on domain name squatting, Cybersquatter Targets MP Keith Ashfield. The Toronto Sun reports that Liberal whip Rodger Cuzner also let his domain name registration lapse, and was surprised to discover that his previously owned domain is now home to a dating and porn website. This emphasizes once again [...]

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Psion’s NETBOOK Trademark Under Fire

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on March 2nd, 2009

The dispute over Psion’s NETBOOK trademark registrations has crept further into the mainstream, following recent decisions by Dell and Intel to take legal action against Psion in the US. For those of you who missed it, Psion is a mobile computing device manufacturer whose head office is located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Psion holds registrations for [...]

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Cybersquatter Targets MP Keith Ashfield

Posted by Tasha Coulter on February 23rd, 2009

CBC News reported recently that Conservative MP Keith Ashfield registered the domain name keithashfield.ca during the 2008 election.  When Mr. Ashfield failed to renew the registration, it was quickly scooped up by an apparent cybersquatter.  Cybersquatters (as they are commonly known), often register famous names or trade-marks in order to benefit from the associated goodwill to drive [...]

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