This is a blog aimed at providing Atlantic Canadians with insight and information on technology issues. The blog is written by R. Charles Perez, a lawyer and trade-mark agent with the Halifax, Nova Scotia based law firm, Wickwire Holm.
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While on the topic of domain names and since we are digging in the archives.Here is a report of a decision from the Alberta Court of Queens Bench (actual case can be found here). It seems a former employee, displeased...While on the topic of domain names and since we are digging in the...
I saw this article many moons ago but never posted a link to it....so I am doing so now.A neat article on domain law in Canada. I have never heard of the lawyer who was interviewed, but he sounds like...I saw this article many moons ago but never posted a link to it....so I am doing so now.A neat...
The road from "eureka" to riches is long and sometimes perilous. Here are a few quick tips and thoughts for those starting out.Here is a classic situation - a person has a really good idea, they make some prototypes, refine the product, do some testing, and ultimately a fascinating widget comes...
Here is a good story. Parents give their 11 year old boy a unique gift - the domain name "Narnia.mobi". An unwanted by-product of that was a complaint by the estate of C.S. Lewi. The demand? Take it down! And...Here is a good story. Parents give their 11 year old boy a unique gift - the domain name...
Everyone knows what Crocs look like - even if you hate them as an abomination of fashion (as I do), they are so prevalant that virtually anyone who goes out in public will have seen them by now. Anything successful...Everyone knows what Crocs look like - even if you hate them as an abomination of...
Some, if not most, people in Canada have heard of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's television show called Dragon's Den. Well, the next season of the show is almost upon us and they are looking for potential candidates. Being a big...Some, if not most, people in Canada have heard of the...
Not that it really needs to be repeated....but trade-marks really have value. Just ask Payless shoes. A jury in Oregon recently ordered Payless shoes to pay Adidas (my favourite brand) over 300 million in damages for trade-mark violations involving the...Not that it really needs to be...
Last night I discovered something I thought was quite interesting. The British have made all proceedings/case at the Old Bailey (London's central criminal court) for the period from 1674 to 1913 available online. It is fascinating to go back and...Last night I discovered something I thought was...
I was listening to CBC radio this morning on my way in to work and there was a story on the apple growing industry in Nova Scotia. Anyone who has been here will know that the area called the Annapolis...I was listening to CBC radio this morning on my way in to work and there was a story on the...
I was re-reading some older cases today and came across an interesting one from late 2006 that I think illustrates several important points business people need to consider when they enter into a business relationship with other parties, and particularly...I was re-reading some older cases today...