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Potential implications for TLD operators and registrants of ICANN’s newly adopted gTLD safeguards
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Global
  • July 5 2013

As a result of the submission to ICANN of over 1,900 applications for new top-level domains (TLDs) in 2012, concerns have been raised about the


Facebook to improve its international privacy practices (again)
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Global, Ireland
  • January 14 2012

Facebook has agreed to implement changes to its privacy practices and to be more transparent about how the data of its international users is used, as recommended in a recent report issued by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland (DPC


Enforcement issues in the new gTLD program post-Toronto update
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Global
  • November 2 2012

As a result of the highly active application period for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), a thousand or more new domain spaces may be available on the Internet beginning as early as mid-2013


Steptoe cyberlaw podcast interview with Jim Lewis
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Global
  • January 7 2015

Our guest for the first podcast of 2015 is Jim Lewis, a senior fellow and director of the Strategic Technologies Program at CSIS, where he writes on


Update on the new gTLD Trademark Clearinghouse “strawman solution”
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Global
  • March 21 2013

With the first delegations of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) potentially just weeks away, organizations should be continuing to consider how


Update on the new gTLD objection process
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Global
  • March 15 2013

Following the submission of over 1,900 applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in 2012, ICANN has been proceeding with the new gTLD


ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse: protecting your brand in the impending internet expansion
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Global
  • October 21 2013

Over the next two years, the Internet domain landscape will change drastically. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has


New gTLD program updates from the January 5, 2012 ICANN Board of Directors informational meeting
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Global
  • January 10 2012

As many organizations are now aware, the application period for the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) program is set to open on January 12, 2012


Intellectual property advisory: WIPO releases updated information on new gTLD legal rights objections
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Global
  • February 13 2012

After much anticipation and preparation, the application period for the new generic top-level domain program opened on January 12, 2012 and will accept new entries until March 29, 2012 and remain open until April 12, 2012


Interpol seeks to limit access to websites with child sexual abuse
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Global
  • October 30 2010

Recognizing that "the Internet plays a central role worldwide in the dissemination of child sexual abuse images," INTERPOL member countries voted last year to begin maintaining and distributing a "Worst of" list of domains that contain severe child sexual abuse material