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IP: Google ordered to remove search results worldwide


Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc, Supreme Court of Canada (2017 SCC 34), 28 June 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada has found that a Canadian court can order Google to de-index - on a worldwide basis - the websites of a company involved in unlawfully selling the intellectual property of the claimant, a Canadian company. The finding that such an order can have a worldwide nature has implications for businesses with an online presence in Canada, and those trading in Canada via the internet only, and may provide a new tool in tackling IP infringement as well as combating other illegal activities online.

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