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Google case could end up at top court

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Christopher Guly

In a case that could go to the Supreme Court of Canada, the British Columbia Court of Appeal recently upheld an order that Google remove from its search results the websites of a company being sued for trademark infringement and unlawful appropriation of trade secrets.

In Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack [2015] B.C.J. No. 1193, B.C.’s top court held that by gathering data through web-crawling software, along with distributing targeted advertising to users and selling advertising to businesses in the province, the ubiquitous global search engine’s...