Thomas O'Reilly

Thomas O'Reilly

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Insane in the Do-main: The New gTLDs and the Trademark Clearinghouse

ICANN (the entity that essentially controls the worldwide domain name system) is in the final stages of processing approximately 1,900 applications for new gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains – like ".com") many of which are...more

6/7/2013 - Brand gTLD ICANN Registration Trademark Clearinghouse Trademarks

What's the Use? Give Your Trade-Mark's Life Some Meaning

The most important, and most often overlooked, aspect of giving validity and value to your company’s trade-marks is how they are “used.” Unlike copyright works or patented inventions, that remain protected even if never...more

3/20/2013 - Brand Canada Trademarks

$5 Cab Ride - SCC Copyright Decisions Don't Take us Very Far

Given the near-hysterical tenor of much of the media commentary on the July 2012 release of five copyright decisions by the Supreme Court of Canada, you would think the SCC had ruled that dogs could vote and that beer was now...more


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