Four early concerns ahead of Windows 8 beta

Microsoft in August said Windows 8 would be the most significant reimagining of its trademark operating system since Windows 95. But all those changes may not be for the better, at least based

Published on: December 12th, 2011 Ian Paul

Tom Green wages Twitter battle for plum account name

When lowbrow comedian Tom Green called on his legion of Web show fans to help him convince a Humber College interactive multimedia professor with the same name to hand over his Twitter account

Published on: October 18th, 2011 Brian Jackson

YouSuck.com: Dealing with gripe sites

Companies should proactively guard against spiteful customers skewering their brand with pejorative Web domains and respond with public relations when it does occur, advises an intellectual property lawyer – and resist the temptation

Published on: October 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

‘Wild West’ domain grab to put trademarks at risk

When the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) begins accepting applications for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) in January, there will be a Wild West-style land rush to stake a

Published on: October 3rd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canadian courts don’t protect trademarks from keyword advertising

It seems logical that when Vancouver Career College Inc. wanted to advertise its services using Google AdWords, it would buy the phrase “private career training.” But to a rival Vancouver school, Private Career

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Windows 8 will include app store, Microsoft confirms

Microsoft has begun talking about Windows 8 in general terms, reprising a blog-based strategy that it used in the year-long run-up to Windows 7.Microsoft kicked off the "Building Windows 8" blog on Monday,

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

So you have the right invention, do you have the right circumstances?

By David French In a previous post, I talked about the importance of having an IP Coordinator on the team and how this role fits into an organization.   Part of the responsibilities of

Published on: August 9th, 2011 Francis Moran

What an IP coordinator should know

By David French In a previous blog posting, we talked about the importance of having an IP coordinator on the team and how this role fits into an organization. We identified the role of

Published on: July 4th, 2011 IDG News Service

Why intellectual property is profitable

By David French The theme of this website is getting technology, to market. This is an honorable objective. Indeed, I would like to present why intellectual property is a key part of the

Published on: April 25th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Why intellectual property is profitable

By David French The theme of this series is getting technology, to market. This is an honorable objective. Indeed, I would like to present why intellectual property is a key part of the

Published on: April 6th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Web wars – cybersquatting more prevalent than ever

When the Web site FreeLegoPorn.com began publishing pornographic images created with Lego toys, trademark owner Lego Juris AS, which sells the popular plastic building blocks for children, acted quickly."The content available on the

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

Canadian union intensifies online campaign against Walmart court filing

UFCW Canada, one of Canada's largest unions whose membership spans over many sectors, has beefed up an online campaign against a Walmart court filing targeting the union's Web site walmartworkerscanada.ca.Walmart filed a request

Published on: August 18th, 2009 Brian Jackson