Domain Names & Internet Law
Securing an appropriate domain name in today’s saturated online world can be difficult, and can be further complicated by trademark issues. Trademark law can impact your ability to register a domain name, or can help you prevent others from registering a similar domain name. The introduction of additional top level domains (TLDs) has increased available options, but has also increased the difficulties that companies face in monitoring and securing appropriate domain names. Our lawyers can work with you to devise a strategy to protect your brand on the Internet.
We can also advise wherever there is an online dispute involving intellectual property. For example, our lawyers have helped clients manage domain name ownership disputes, represented clients in arbitrations under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the CIRA Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (CDRP), pursued and defended claims under anti-cybersquatting legislation, pursued and defended the use of meta tags and ad words online, and pursued and defended claims arising out of online theft of confidential information.
Thomas BaileyPartnerB.Sc. (Cellular Biology)
Alex BuonassisiAssociateB.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering)
Lawrence ChanSenior CounselB.Sc. (Honors Biochemistry)
Christina KwokPartnerB.Sc. (Biotechnology)
Jennifer MarlesPartnerM.Sc. (Biochemistry)
Nina RajicAssociateB.A.Sc. (Computer Engineering)
Todd RattrayPartnerB.A.Sc. (Engineering Physics (Electronics))
Paul SmithPartnerB.Eng (Electrical)
- Navigating the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy
- Federal Court of Appeal Decision Means Lower Costs for Copyright Owners Seeking the Identity of Alleged Infringers
- Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation is Coming Into Force…Are You Ready?
- New top-level domains are coming to a browser near you – how to protect your trademark in view of these changes