The New gTLD – Top Considerations for Brand Managers
The new Generic Top - Level Domain (gTLD) expansion program developed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) includes a Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), which was set to go into effect beginning...more
As we have discussed at length, over the next couple of years several hundred new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs) such as .family, .home, and .toys are expected to be introduced into the domain name system. The...more
On January 12, 2012, ICANN, the authority responsible for management of the internet domain name system, launched the new, expanded, gTLD program, which we reported on here. As implementation moves forward, we want to keep...more
Former U.S. Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul, polarizing political figure and active member of the Libertarian Party, is no stranger to conflict, or taking full advantage of intellectual property rights to...more
The deadline is fast approaching for third parties to object to any of the nearly 2,000 new generic top-level domains currently under review by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for potential...more
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
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...more
Yes, it’s the lazy way to do a post during the week before Christmas and New Year. In my next post, we will use this information to help predict the trends of legal issues for online media, marketing, internet law and...more
Today, I saw an interesting article about the value of Internet domain names, especially as more mobile devices move to “apps” instead of Website–based services. The July 20, 2011, article was written by Austin Carr and...more
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