On May 31, 2013, Bill C-56, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act (“CCPA”), received its second reading. The CCPA, if enacted, will provide trade-mark and copyright owners with powerful new tools against counterfeiters. It...more
In our March 2013 IP Focus on Protecting Trade-marks in the New gTLDs, we reported that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) had created a centralized trade-mark rights repository to assist...more
Trade-mark owners should act now to protect their trade-mark rights online.
As early as April 2013, new top level domain names ("gTLDs") will be available. New domain names will no longer be limited to names ending in...more