Monthly Archives: August 2011

As the global economy increases its reliance on the Internet, courts are having to render decisions related to the web’s operations more frequently. Of course, with Internet-related issues come complicated geography questions. Recently, the Ontario Court of Appeal had to consider a case where a dispute arose regarding the rights to the domain name ‘renner.com’. As can be expected with Internet cases, the parties were from different parts of the globe. The plaintiff company was incorporated in Nova Scotia, but had its principal office in Toronto, while the defendant company was located in Brazil. The plaintiff was also the domain name ‘registrar’ — the person who actually keeps track of the domain name. As can be appreciated, the domain name registrar …Continue reading…

Does the lack of a termination date void a contract?

At first glance, it seems that the obvious answer is no, since it is common practice for parties to make agreements that omit providing a termination date. However, if it was always so simple, the Ontario Court of Appeal wouldn’t have addressed this issue in a recent case.Continue reading…

A common clause found in any commercial agreement goes by the name the “Entire Agreement Clause.” The clause usually reads along the following lines: “This agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties. No collateral agreement exists outside of this agreement.” The purpose of the clause is simple enough: what is on paper represents the entire transaction between the parties; there is nothing else.Continue reading…

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