ICANN’s domains under attack

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Originally published in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Intellectual Property Magazine.

In the wake of ICANN’s failure earlier this year to dismiss anti-trust allegations arising from the new generic top level domain (gTLD) rollout, ICANN now faces challenges to the delegation of 190 of the newly applied for gTLDs.

Two federal court filings in California, bookends to ICANN’s recent meeting in Toronto, portend just a few of the many minefields ICANN will be forced to navigate before the current gTLD rollout is accomplished.

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Topics:  Domain Names, gTLD, ICANN, Infringement, Internet, Sherman Act, The Copyright Act, Trademarks

Published In: Antitrust & Trade Regulation Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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