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The IP-savvy star who doesn't do porn
  • ENSafrica
  • Global, South Africa
  • April 9 2015

We recently wrote about Taylor Swift's trade mark protection activities, in which she applied to register her lyrics "This Sick Beat" and "Cause We

New internet domain names for banks: what you need to know now
  • Vedder Price PC
  • Global
  • June 9 2015

The world of the Internet is in a state of change. In 2008, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the administrator of the

New gTLD program continues to gain momentum nearly 6 million new domain registrations to date
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • Global
  • June 8 2015

The new gTLD program, considered to be one of the most important Internet developments in recent years, continues to gain momentum since ICANN

Launch of gTLD .sucks
  • ENSafrica
  • Global, South Africa
  • April 9 2015

Brand owners should take note of the newly launched Top Level Domain (TLD). As of 30 March 2015, the .sucks domain names may be purchased for the

Is a “yourbrand.sucks” domain name worth $2,500 per year?
  • Carlton Fields
  • Global
  • June 15 2015

The sunrise period for "dot sucks," the new generic top level domain (gTLD), opened on March 30, 2015 and ends on June 19, 2015. During the Sunrise

WIPO US: UDRP gets personal
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Global, USA
  • December 15 2015

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a

Global strategies for protecting brands in the expanded online space
  • NetNames Limited
  • Global
  • May 8 2015

The Internet also poses significant challenges and risks to brand and trademark owners from a strategic and regulatory perspective. This chapter

Update: .SUCKS CEO speaks
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Global
  • April 16 2015

Following the publication of the article titled .SUCKS: A Questionable Future?, posted on April 13, 2015, the author received an unsolicited email

New domain name registry asks trademark owners to pay up or risk the consequences
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Global
  • April 29 2015

In recent years, the Internet has seen the launch of numerous new top level domain names, i.e., the letter strings to the right of the "dot" such as

eBay obtains transfer of thousands of domain names under UDRP
  • Matheson
  • Global
  • February 26 2015

In eBay Inc v Du Hongxia (Case No D2014-2015), eBay has succeeded in securing the transfer to it of thousands of domain names comprising the