Intellectual Property Section

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.┬áRecently, 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…