Nathaniel Edwards

Nathaniel Edwards

Lewis Roca Rothgerber

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.sucks Launch Delayed and Sunrise Registration Extended

The launch of the new gTLD .sucks has been delayed by the registry. This is potentially good news for trademark owners, who now have until June 18 at 5:00 pm PST to register .sucks domain names during the Sunrise registration...more

6/1/2015 - Domain Names gTLD Registration Sunrise Periods Trademark Clearinghouse

Sunrise Registration Opens: Options for Protecting Your Brand in the .sucks gTLD

The registration policies and pricing for .sucks domain names paint trademark owners into a corner. This alert explains the defensive registration options for mark owners, although there are no “good” options. The new gTLD...more

4/27/2015 - Domain Names gTLD Sunrise Periods Trademarks

.Casino gTLD Launches Sunrise

The new gTLD .casino opens to the public on June 3. Trademark owners may be able to register their trademark as a .casino domain name ahead of the public launch. The “sunrise” early registration period for trademark owners...more

4/6/2015 - Domain Names gTLD ICANN Sunrise Periods Trademark Clearinghouse Trademarks

.CASINO generic Top Level Domain Launches Sunrise

The new gTLD .casino opens to the public on June 3. Trademark owners may be able to register their trademark as a .casino domain name ahead of the public launch. The “sunrise” early registration period for trademark owners...more

4/2/2015 - Domain Names gTLD ICANN Popular Sunrise Periods Trademarks

A New Domain Name Dispute Alternative: The Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS)

The Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) was created as part of ICANN’s new gTLD program. A gTLD (generic top-level domain) is the “suffix” at the end of a domain name, most commonly .com, .org, .info, .biz and .us. Prior to...more

12/18/2014 - Dispute Resolution gTLD ICANN Popular Trademarks UDRP Uniform Rapid Suspension

Don’t Be Confused: The Washington Football Team Still Owns Rights in the REDSKINS Trademark

The Washington Redskins football team (“Washington”) recently appealed the cancellation of its federal registrations for its REDSKINS trademarks to the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. When the...more

10/22/2014 - Redskins Sports Trademarks

.CHURCH Launching September 17

The number of premium domain names available to churches and related religious organizations is about to increase significantly. On September 17, 2014, the domain name extension .church – a new alternative to domain name...more

8/18/2014 - Domain Names Internet Religious Institutions Websites

I Am… Other — How Trademark Owners Can Avoid Declaratory Judgments Actions

Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams recently filed a declaratory judgment suit in the Southern District of New York against will.i.am of the music group The Black Eyed Peas. will.i.am owns the trademarks I AM and WILL.I.AM...more

7/8/2013 - Cease and Desist Declaratory Judgments Trademark Holders Trademark Litigation Trademark Policing Trademarks

Who Owns Betty Boop?

As a follow-up to my colleague Linda Norcross’ excellent blog piece last week, I thought I would provide our blog readers with another entertaining read on the controversial “aesthetic functionality” doctrine of trademark...more

1/25/2012

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