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Bereskin & Parr LLP
Initial interest confusion is aimed primarily at regulating the use of keywords in Internet trading, i.e. words typed by a user into the search field of a search engine when looking for specific information...
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
Canadian advertising and marketing law can sometimes be reduced to simple rules of thumb such as "tell the truth", "be clear", "play fair" and "get consent".
McLennan Ross LLP
Teacher social media postings continue to make headlines.
Clark Wilson LLP
Brand Finance has recently published its 2017 Global 500 Brand Rankings, where GOOGLE has overtaken APPLE in the number one spot for the world's most valuable brand.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The ASC Code is the advertising industry's principal instrument of advertising self-regulation.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
When the private right of action under CASL comes into force on July 1, 2017, affected parties can pursue private lawsuits against those that contravene CASL and claim both the . . .
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On September 7, 2016, the Ontario Court of Justice ("ONCJ") imposed a suspended sentence on a young man charged with criminal harassment, contrary to section 264 of the Criminal Code of Canada...
McMillan LLP
The British Columbia Court of Appeal in Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc., 2017 BCCA 41 has reversed a lower court decision involving whether the use of keywords in online advertising constitutes passing off.
Clark Wilson LLP
The CRTC has issued its first compliance and enforcement decision ("Decision") regarding Canada's anti-spam legislation ("CASL").
Torys LLP
Should technology companies be legally responsible for policing the global Internet to enforce the laws of any one country?*
Bennett Jones LLP
On July 1st, 2017, organizations communicating electronically under Canada's Anti-Spam Law will lose the benefit of the transitional provisions...
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
Brand extensions are closely related to brand equity. The equity of the brand is leveraged by extending the brand to additional wares and services or expansion into new geographical markets.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
During 2016, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") issued important guidance for compliance with Canada's anti-spam legislation and took significant steps to enforce...
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
In the first of four videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2017 series, Katie Jamieson, general counsel & corporate secretary at Vancouver-based Herschel Supply Co., discusses...
Dentons
Canada's Anti-Spam Law came into force on July 1, 2014. Since then, all eyes have been on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for decisions concerning CASL violations.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Since 1997, Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) has been responsible for preclearing consumer directed advertising of non-prescription drugs.
McMillan LLP
In his November 2015 mandate letter, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tasked the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health with, among other things, introducing restrictions on the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children, ..
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
It can be very difficult to choose a brand name for a new product or business. There are both creative business considerations as well as legal issues.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Who has the onus of establishing whether or not a license has been granted? If the license is oral, how is the "applicable law" established and under which jurisdiction?
Field LLP
Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., et al., the long-running case involving a court's ability to restrict online search results, and Google's obligations to restrict search results has finally reached the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC).
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McMillan LLP
The B.C. Supreme Court's recent decision in Pritchard v. Van Nes (2016 BCSC 686) serves not only as a reminder that a poster of defamatory comments on social media can be held liable for the damage caused...
Torys LLP
The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation has released its much-anticipated report to help guide the federal government on the best approach to regulating legal access to cannabis.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The BC Court of Appeal has unanimously reversed what was the leading Canadian trial judgment to address Internet keyword advertising, clarifying the law of trademarks on the Internet.
McLennan Ross LLP
Bill Gates once said: "the Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow".
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Apple and ebook publishers Hachette, Macmillan, and Simon & Shuster have agreed to change how they sell ebooks to settle allegations that they entered into an anti-competitive agreement that reduced price competition by ebook retailers.
Clark Wilson LLP
The CRTC has issued its first compliance and enforcement decision ("Decision") regarding Canada's anti-spam legislation ("CASL").
McMillan LLP
The controversial private right of action included in the legislation colloquially called Canada's Anti-Spam Law[1] (the "Act" or "CASL"), comes into force on July 1st of this year.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Since 1997, Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) has been responsible for preclearing consumer directed advertising of non-prescription drugs.
Lawson Lundell LLP
In Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) 2017 BCCA 41, the British Columbia Court of Appeal found that Vancouver Community College had established the tort of passing off against Vancouver Career College . . .
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The BC Court of Appeal has unanimously reversed what was the leading Canadian trial judgment to address Internet keyword advertising, clarifying the law of trademarks on the Internet.
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