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How Canadian Trade-Mark Owners Can Prepare for Major Changes Coming to the Trade-Marks Act

A little over a year from now the most substantive changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act in over half a century will begin to take effect.  Trisha Doré, a registered Trade-mark agent with Richards Buell Sutton who specializes in the preparation, filing and prosecution of trade-mark applications, recommends that Canadian trademark owners audit their portfolios…

New Cybele Negris Article: Brand and Trademark Protection Has Become Increasingly Complex in Today’s Digital World

Webnames.ca President and Co-Founder Cybele Negris’ new article “Brand and Trademark Protection Has Become Increasingly Complex in Today’s Digital World” is now available on the Business in Vancouver magazine. In this article, she talks about what business owners and executives need to know about protecting your brand and trademark with the launch of the new…

Webnames.ca Launches Trademark Clearinghouse Validation Process for Trademark Holders

On March 26, 2013, Webnames.ca  implemented a Trademark Clearinghouse validation page for all Trademark holders. This is in anticipation of the release of new generic top level domains (gTLDs). What is the Trademark Clearinghouse? The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is a database of trademarks established by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in…

Typosquatting is Big Business – $497 Million/Year According to Recent Study

Typosquatting is the practice of intentionally registering domain names that are misspellings of website addresses and profiting from it by trying to sell the name, or capitalizing on its traffic through Google ads and/or selling products/services not related to the original brand. Many large businesses protect their brands by registering possible misspellings of their trademarks…

Good News For Trademark Holders

As most trandemark owners know, it can be costly to defensively register domains for all of your trademarks, especially considering the fact that for some types of businesses, pharmaceutical companies for example, this can mean hundreds of domains. With the imminent introduction of new TLD’s, ICANN is considering introducing a trademark database.  It’s already quite costly if you’re…

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