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Google Escapes Genericide Claim in Ninth Circuit Decision
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Global, USA
  • July 5 2017

On May 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit rejected a petition for cancellation of the GOOGLE trademark based on a “genericide” theory that claimed Google


gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open - June 2017
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Global, USA
  • July 3 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


The Importance of Brand Clearance: How About “COVFEFE” As a Brand? Part 2
  • Wolters Kluwer Corsearch
  • Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 3 2017

In our last installment, we put a critical eye to COVFEFE as a potential brand and attempted to deconstruct it in terms of potential meaning. In this


“GOOGLE” Survives Attempted Genericide
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • Global, USA
  • July 3 2017

On May 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit affirmed Google Inc.’s summary judgment win in a lawsuit that sought to cancel the GOOGLE mark on the ground it has


The Importance of Naming: How About “COVFEFE” as a Brand? Part 1
  • Wolters Kluwer Corsearch
  • Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 21 2017

Interesting marks often come from unexpected places. Take the recent "COVFEFE" craze, based on an apparent typo in a tweet early May 31, 2017 by a


Names Matter: The Challenge of Naming Your Brand
  • Wolters Kluwer Corsearch
  • Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 16 2017

Do names really matter? They do if you're involved in trademarks, domains, or brand protection. And they've become extremely important in today's


Navigating changes in the internet landscape and staying ahead of the curve
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • Global, USA
  • May 18 2017

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a not-for-profit entity tasked with coordinating the functions of the Internet


gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open - April 2017
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Global, USA
  • April 4 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


Two steps forward, and a look back - Global Intellectual Property Outlook 2017
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 14 2017

2016 was an interesting and exciting year. We saw a dramatic shift in the political landscape, the UK’s decision to leave the European Union left


Puzzling Question of ICANN Formation Jurisdiction Persists
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global, USA
  • March 13 2017

Since the expiration of the IANA contract in place between the United States and ICANN last fall, the ICANN community has been working on