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How Manufacturers and Brands Can Overcome Cybersquatting
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • Global, USA
  • February 14 2017

Cybersquatting generally refers to “bad faith registration of another’s trademark in a domain name.” It often involves registering a domain name with


gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open - January 2017
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Global, USA
  • January 31 2017

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


Hashtag with Caution - Or You May Get Sued
  • Venable LLP
  • Global, USA
  • January 26 2017

Hashtags are more popular than ever on social media sites. They frequently are used on Instagram and Twitter as part of marketing campaigns


Domain Registrant Gets a “Hug” from the Panelists in Dispute over Hug.com.
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global, USA
  • October 26 2016

When does a UDRP panelist go too far in helping a complainant in a UDRP proceeding? In the curious case of Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève v. Aydin


War of the World Wide Webs: D.C. Circuit Refuses Terror Victims’ Attempt to Seize Internet Domain Names
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Global, USA
  • August 25 2016

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


Domain Name Abuse: ICANN’s Masterplan for Fighting Bad Actors
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • Global, USA
  • July 27 2016

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently released a report proposing several measures aimed at preventing the abuse


gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Global, USA
  • June 30 2016

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


Department of Commerce Approves ICANN’s Independence PlanNow What?
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global, USA
  • June 13 2016

Last week, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a division of the Department of Commerce, approved the “Transition”


The unfortunate consequences of implied consent in UDRP
  • EdwinCoe LLP
  • Global, USA
  • May 12 2016

Yet another domain name decision underscores the absolute need to make sure all bases are covered when allowing any third party to access and exploit


Are You Covered? Domain Name Insurance for Insurance Companies - .INSURANCE Domain Available Soon
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • Global, USA
  • March 25 2016

The generic Top Level Domain (“gTLD”) will be available to eligible members of the insurance industry starting May 3, 2016. The