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China: Cybersquatter asks Chinese court to declare its own domain names invalid

by Hogan Lovells on

The Beijing Haidian District People’s Court has recently heard a case in which a domain name registrant requested the court to declare its domain name registration contracts invalid. In this somewhat unusual case, the court...more

Time to re-visit the 2-year time bar in a .CN complaint?

by Hogan Lovells on

Unlike the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), the CNNIC ccTLD Dispute Resolution Policy (CNDRP) – the dispute resolution policy governing the .CN domain in China – sets a time bar which stipulates that no...more

Welcome to the WIPO overview 3.0

by Hogan Lovells on

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently updated its WIPO Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions, the previous edition of which (WIPO Overview 2.0) was published in 2011....more

Trademark Law & Genericide: Google's Not Dead Yet

by Lewitt Hackman on

Domain name registration is usually a good first step to cement trade name and mark ownership. In a previous blog we reminded readers that possession, even in Intellectual Property matters, is nine-tenths of the law...more

The latest on new gTLDs

by Hogan Lovells on

.STORAGE to be relaunched - The XYZ.com Registry announced earlier this month that it had acquired .STORAGE, its tenth new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD). XYZ.com already operates .XYZ, the largest new gTLD with just...more

New generic Top Level Domains for China

by Hogan Lovells on

The China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has recently awarded licenses to a number of legacy and new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) allowing them to be sold and operated within China. This is in...more

Do You Want a “.health” Web Domain Name? Do You Want to Prevent Others from Using Your Trademark in a “.health” Web Domain Name?

“.health” (dot - health) is one of the newest domain extensions (also known as Top Level Domain, or TLD), reserved for brands, organizations, and people who provide health products, services, and/or information. The new...more

Vietnam: New rules for resolving .VN disputes

by Hogan Lovells on

Vietnam has seen a rapid surge in internet use, having one of the highest rates of increase of annual Internet users in the world. According to the Vietnam Telecommunications Authority, 52% of the population (over 47.3...more

.Health: What You Need to Know About the Internet’s Newest Domain Name

by Carlton Fields on

On May 8, the new .health Internet top-level domain opens up to members of the health care industry and will be awarded on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Below is what your organization needs to know about “.health.”...more

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

A Top 10 Dispute in China

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China Business Law Journal has recently announced its ‘Deals of the Year 2016’ recognizing cases that saw the most sophisticated efforts by legal counsel. And as a result our work for Tencent has been recognized as one of the...more

How did the Internet of Things allow the latest attack — on the Internet?

Over the last week, details have become available to explain how an attack against a well-known domain name service (DNS) provider occurred. What about the potential legal risks? We will attempt to provide insights into...more

War of the World Wide Webs: D.C. Circuit Refuses Terror Victims’ Attempt to Seize Internet Domain Names

In early August, the D.C. Circuit refused to allow victims of terror attacks to take control of the Internet domain names of Iran, North Korea, and Syria as a means of satisfying previous money judgments awarded to the...more

A New Domain Name Option for the Insurance Industry

by Carlton Fields on

Global insurance industry members have a new online tool—the “.insurance” domain name extension. This generic top level domain (gTLD), governed by insurance industry and security experts, is reserved solely for verified...more

New Online Opportunities for .store and .stream Domain Names

by Perkins Coie on

Several new unrestricted generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs), such as .store and .stream, are now available, with several others set to launch soon. You are afforded a short window of time, referred to as the Sunrise...more

Registrar, Registry, Domain Name…A Quick Primer…

If you’ve got a really good memory, you remember that we talked about issues regarding the owning of your website back in August 2015. I promised then that we’d discuss “owning” your domain name (e.g. knowingstartups.com),...more

Retailers Take Notice: Will Customers .shop at Your .store?

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Have you thought about establishing a new distinctive web address for your business? Do you worry that someone else may try to register your brand name within one of the new generic top level domains (gTLDs)? Whether...more

Feds Open The Gates and Seize the Domain Names

by Ifrah PLLC on

Does the federal government have the right to seize a domain name without notice? With growing frequency, the feds have seized the domain names of thousands of websites for alleged criminal wrongdoing. The latest example is...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

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - June 2015

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ADVERTISING - UK: Tweaks to rules on sales promotions and competitions - The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has introduced changes to the provisions of its advertising code which deal with the running of...more

What Banks Need to Know About the .BANK Domain Name

As the internet continues to expand, there are new opportunities to use recently approved new domain name extensions similar to .COM, .EDU, .ORG, and .NET. One of these domain names of particular interest to financial...more

Five Key Takeaways From ICANN 52 in Singapore

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently concluded its first public meeting of 2015, held February 8–12 in Singapore. Now that the meeting has concluded, Katten's Internet practice has prepared...more

ICANN News: 500+ New gTLDs Introduced to the Internet

by Morgan Lewis on

A milestone has been reached in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ controversial and ambitious generic top-level domain program. On February 6, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and...more

ICANN Gears Up for Second Round of gTLD Applications Even as First Round Still Underway

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

The most significant development in the Internet space in recent years is the ongoing generic top-level domain (gTLD) expansion. (As a reminder, a TLD is what appears to the right of the "dot" in a domain name (i.e., .COM,...more

Six Key Topics to Track During ICANN 51 in Los Angeles

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

The fifty-first international meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) formally commences on Monday, October 13, 2014, in Los Angeles, marking what will likely be the most well-attended North...more

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