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Google AdWords decision in Europe: trademark owners may prevent competitors from using trademarks as keywords

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • September 27 2011

Remember last year when the European Union’s Court of Justice ruled that Google did not violate European Union law by selling trademarks as keywords and thereby permitting advertisers to purchase and use keywords corresponding to their competitor’s trademarks in Google ads?

Second application window for new gTLDs “reaffirmed” by ICANN

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • February 13 2012

Last week, during a special meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors, the ICANN Board approved a resolution that contained a “reaffirmation” that ICANN will open a second application window for the gTLD program “as expeditiously as possible.”

Pre-register your .xxx domain names now

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • September 15 2011

Although .xxx domain names will not become generally available to the public until December 6, 2011, many registrars are offering pre-registration of these domain names now

gTLD launch: an update on the TAS interruption

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • May 16 2012

As previously posted, ICANN’s TLD application system (“TAS”) has been plagued by a “technical glitch ” that has caused the online application system for new generic top level domains (gTLDs) to be taken offline in order to protect the confidential information of the applicants

The new generic top-level domains and the new Trademark Clearinghouse: deciding whether to register your brands

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • May 16 2013

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") is the organization that oversees domain names worldwide. It recently began

A new domain name system is coming are you ready?

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • June 21 2011

Following years of debate and discussion, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced yesterday at a special meeting in Singapore that it had approved a plan to bring sweeping changes to the Internet’s generic top level domain (gTLD) structure

ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse: an update

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 4 2012

As part of its plan to dramatically expand the Internet’s infrastructure beyond.com (and other pre-existing generic top level domains (gTLDs)), ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, promised brand owners that a variety of additional trademark protection mechanisms would be put in place

Yahoo! wins $610 million trademark infringement and CAN-SPAM award over Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud suit

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • December 15 2011

This week, Yahoo! won a $610 million default judgment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in a case involving the infamous Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud perpetrated through the Defendants’ infringing use of Yahoo!’s trademarks and spam

What the .XXX “Sunrise B Period” means for trademark registration owners

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • August 19 2011

Are you concerned that the name of your business or the trademark used in connection with your best-selling product will be used in connection with an adult entertainment website given the soon-to-be launched .XXX domain names?

Trademark enforcement, trademark “bullies” and social media

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • December 5 2011

A few weeks ago, while in Montpelier, Vermont, I stumbled upon a Farmer’s Market that featured a wealth of Vermont made, grown and raised art, produce and meats