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The Looming (Brand Enforcement) Blackout

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

There are over 330 million domain names supporting over 1.8 billion websites having a unique hostname on the internet right now. There are many reasons one may want to identify the owner or operator of a particular domain or...more

Alert: A Dark Time for Data: WHOIS Blackout Period Likely Starting in May

by Cooley LLP on

What do you do when you want to look up the owner of a domain name? You probably perform a "WHOIS search" to find out the owner's name and contact information. The WHOIS system, which makes certain domain registration data...more

WIPO: Cybersquatting breaks all-time record high

by Hogan Lovells on

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

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

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 contact us...more

Leveraging the .app gTLD for Your Mobile Needs

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The .app generic top-level domain (gTLD) launches March 29, 2018, and brand owners will have a little more than a month to register domains in the Sunrise Period. After May 1, 2018, registration of .app domains opens to the...more

ICANN halts applications for .CORP, .HOME and .MAIL

by Hogan Lovells on

On 4 February 2018, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) passed a Resolution to halt the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) applications for .CORP, .HOME and .MAIL. ...more

WHOIS that infringer?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

When a website infringed your trademark or copyright, or otherwise violated your rights, the first place you likely went was to the WHOIS database, to find out who owned and operated that website. That database has been a...more

GDPR And The Future of WHOIS Data

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) set to go into effect on May 25, 2018, many questions remain as to what entities that control and process data from EU citizens must do to comply. ...more

There’s an App for That; Now There’s .APP for That Too

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

As many of our readers know, in 2011, ICANN, the organization that operates the internet domain name system, authorized the launch of the New gTLD Program – the largest expansion of the generic top-level domain name (“gTLD”)...more

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

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

ICANN in California – 2018 McCarthy Symposium review

by Hogan Lovells on

We are delighted to have sponsored the eighth annual McCarthy Institute Trademark Symposium on February 23 in Sunnyvale, California. The one-day event, titled “Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2018” brought together over 200...more

GDPR’s Impact on Online Brand Enforcement

The European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission have enacted a new data privacy regulation in 2016 entitled the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will likely be adversely...more

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

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 contact us...more

What’s up with WHOIS? The GDPR May Limit or Prevent Access to Domain Name Registration Information

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Domain name registrars and registries might soon be changing their mantra from, “I think ICANN,” to, “Maybe ICANN’T,” when it comes to providing publicly available WHOIS information for domain name registrants. New potential...more

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

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 contact us...more

MarkIt to Market® - December 2017

The December 2017 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® discusses how ultra violet is the new black, a trademark practice update, and lists the new gTLD Sunrise periods. Please see full Newsletter below for more...more

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

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 contact us...more

Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) – What It Is and When to Use It

One of the first tasks the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) faced was how to deal with the dilemma of registering domain names to those that first claim them while respecting trademark law. This was...more

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

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

.RU and .PФ show healthy growth whilst deterring cyber criminals

by Hogan Lovells on

The Coordination Center, which is responsible for the management of the Russian country code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) .RU and...more

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

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 contact us...more

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

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 contact us...more

SSAC gives the thumbs down to the use of emoji in domain names

by Hogan Lovells on

Emoji, the pictorial symbols typically presented in a colourful cartoon form, are nowadays being widely used on smartphones, in chat, in email applications and in social media. Their increasing popularity has prompted the...more

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

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 contact us...more

MarkIt to Market® - July 2017

The July 2017 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® discusses trademark and domain name scams and lists the new gTLD Sunrise periods. Please see full Newsletter below for more information....more

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