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WIPO: Cybersquatting reaches all-time high with the introduction of new gTLDs

by Hogan Lovells on

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations agency based in Geneva that administers the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), issued a press release last month revealing that...more

Can Internet Comments and Search Results Prove Trademark Infringement?

by Fenwick & West LLP on

You’ve selected a unique trademark, marketed and sold products under the brand, and continue to build up a base of satisfied customers. But then a new company emerges with a very similar trademark, piggybacking on your...more

Common IP pitfalls every business can avoid

by McAfee & Taft on

As a business owner or manager, you have probably experienced or at least heard about costly and disruptive intellectual property infringement lawsuits. You may also be very concerned about protecting your company’s customer...more

Global Trademark Protection — 5 Practical Considerations

When Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web in 1990 as a tool to share information among specialized researchers, he likely did not anticipate the degree to which his invention would radically change — in just a few...more

Markit to Market - October 2014

The October issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to MarketTM newsletter reviews some highlights from the new USPTO Service Mark Specimens Examination Guide, considers the colorful history of the Störtebeker beer brand name, and...more

Fan pages and social media – who shall be blamed?

by DLA Piper on

Internet liability are increasingly tested with the growth of social media. And we receive a large number of requests of advice from clients running a fan page, a group or a list on social networks dedicated to either their...more

Challenging Delegated Top-Level Domains: ICANN’s Trademark Post Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure

by BakerHostetler on

This year, hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are changing the landscape of the Internet. The long-awaited result of ICANN’s new gTLD program, top-level domains such as .NYC, .WINE, and .WTF will now join the...more

Anti-counterfeiting: protecting your brand – why it is important and how to do it

by Reed Smith on

Intellectual property (“IP”) is often the DNA of a business. A brand can be integral to reputation, revenue streams and goodwill. However, protecting IP is becoming increasingly difficult, particularly with the proliferation...more

Amazon’s Inability To Register Domain Name .Amazon Is An Interesting Case Study For New gTLDs

Do you want your company to control .app or .restaurant? Applying to operate a generic top-level domain (gTLD) isn’t for the faint of heart. Although several hundred companies ponied up the $185,000 application fee for over...more

Advertising Law - Jan 29, 2014

Shape Magazine Should “Clearly and Conspicuously” Disclose Branded Content, Says NAD - Keeping a close eye on native advertising, the National Advertising Division recently reviewed an article in Shape magazine that...more

So Long, .com!

The New gTLDs Are Almost Here. Will You Be Ready? The first new generic Top-Level Domains (“gTLDs”) are expected to launch any day now — triggering what many predict will be the most significant transformation of the...more

Marks and Spencer's use of INTERFLORA trade marks as Google AdWords is held to constitute trade mark infringement by UK High...

by Dechert LLP on

The UK High Court handed down its judgment in the long running Google AdWords case, Interflora v Marks and Spencer on 21 May 2013. Mr Justice Arnold has found that Marks and Spencer's bidding on various INTERFLORA trade marks...more

JDB 018: Stand Out from the Crowd – Internet Branding for Lawyers with ABA Author Jeff Lantz

by JD Blogger LLC on

On today’s episode of the JDBlogger Podcast I interview entrepreneur and ABA author Jeff Lantz. Jeff is the founder and CEO of Esquire Interactive a company dedicated to helping attorneys market their law practice. Prior to...more

It’s a BRAND New World: Update on ICANN’s Expanded gTLD Program

by Reed Smith on

You have likely heard by now that the Internet is about to get substantially bigger and more complex, with potentially treacherous consequences for brand owners. This past fall, we wrote a chapter covering this issue in...more

Chinese Government Decision May Help Brands Protect Themselves

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Anyone trying to stop Chinese counterfeiters learns almost immediately that most of the information that would ordinarily identify China-based owners of a URL or website is false. That makes it costly or impossible to...more

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