Are there going to be new generic top level domains available in the future?
What is a domain name? Is it the same as a company name?
By now you’ve probably heard of Snapchat. But if you are not among its growing core base of users between 13 and 23 years of age (probably a good deal younger than you, constant reader) there’s a good chance you are not a...more
The much-anticipated <.bank> generic Top Level Domain (“gTLD”) may be available to verified members of the banking community as early as June 2015. <.bank> is being touted by the operator, fTLD Registry, LLC. (“fTLD”), as a...more
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
In just a few months, the new .BANK Internet domain will open up to members of the financial services community. Many banks are already planning on taking advantage of this change and applying for this new verified, secure...more
In this issue:
- “Google It”: The Search Engine’s Trademark May Be a Verb, But It’s Not Generic
- You Say “Tom‘ah’to,” I Say “Tom‘ay’to”: Determining the Correct Pronunciation of Uniquely Coined...more
As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain name) have launched their "Sunrise" registration periods. Please see our...more
When the organization responsible for assigning domain names announced several years ago that it would expand the generic top level domain name system from the previous 21 to an unlimited number, brand owners knew their legal...more
If you are hosting or attending a party this holiday season, you probably need to pick up something to drink. This year, why not pick up a conversation starter as well? See if your local liquor store (in our neck of the...more
Since its first broadcast on February 1, 1942, the Voice of America radio service (VOA) has aired countless hours of programming in dozens of languages to what is currently an estimated global audience of over 100 million...more
ICANN’s new Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) program has been in full swing for over a year now, so it seems an apt time to examine some statistics as to how brands are engaging with new gTLDs, utilizing the Trademark...more
Law360 reported that two competing DUI defense lawyers are fighting over the domain name www.dontblow.com. Well-known DUI attorney Tyler Flood is the plaintiff. He has been using the domain name www.DoNotBlow.com for almost...more
The August issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to MarketTM newsletter is all about monkey business, including an analysis of the copyright debate between British photographer David Slater and Wikimedia Commons over "selfies"...more
Two-Fold Purpose of Trademarks -
Customers know a business and its goods and services by its trademarks. Trademarks are source identifiers that indicate the origin of goods or services in the marketplace and...more
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
The 50th Meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) took place in London from June 22–26. This marked the first time that an ICANN meeting has been held in London, and also resulted in the...more
First, think back to October 2013—the federal government had just experienced a 16-day shutdown and the internet only had 22 generic Top-Level Domains ("gTLDs"). Of these 22 gTLDs, there were less than a handful of gTLDs...more
As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain name) have launched their "Sunrise" registration periods. Please see our December...more
German law on internet domains is not codified in a uniform statutory law, but spans over a variety of legal areas such as trademark law, unfair competition law and naming rights and is strongly built on court decisions....more
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
In This Issue:
- Scammers Still Be...Scamming
- Contests – Check Rules Before Offering!
- Catalogs as Specimens
- gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open
- Excerpt from Scammers Still Be...Scamming:
Back to Top