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.properties opens its doors
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Global
  • May 7 2014

The protection of brands is a key issue for many businesses, particularly for those brands which are consumer facing. One aspect of brand protection

.xxx safeguarding IP rights
  • Schoenherr
  • Global
  • September 10 2012

A new Top Level Domain especially for the adult industry has been launched

New gTLD application window opens tomorrow: what do brand owners need to know to protect their brands?
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • Global
  • January 11 2012

Starting tomorrow, organizations may start submitting applications for new gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains

Domain name system set to change forever from 12 January 2012
  • Matheson
  • Global
  • December 22 2011

The application period for the much discussed new gTLD system will open for a three month window from 12 January 2012

Are your trademarks protected from becoming .xxx domain names? They may not be unless you act before October 28.
  • Workman Nydegger
  • Global
  • October 5 2011

One thing all Internet domain names (e.g., yourbusiness.com) have in common is the necessity of a top level domain, or “TLD,” such as .com, .net, .us, or any of over 250 other country-code and generic TLD extensions

Applied-for gTLDs revealed: who’s been busy? What can you do about it?
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Global
  • June 14 2012

Last night ICANN published the list of applied for new generic top level domains (new gTLDs

GTLD batching update: digital archery services available at a price
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • May 11 2012

As ICANN struggles to get its application system back online, companies have begun lining up to make a profit off of the peculiarities of the application process itself

The new generic Top Level Domains: protecting your brands in the "wild west"
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • Global
  • November 16 2011

ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers - the international body responsible for administration of Internet domains) has recently approved a program for registration of new "generic Top Level Domains" ("gTLDs"

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

Moving beyond “.com”: Trademark Clearinghouse to open on March 26, 2013
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Global
  • March 20 2013

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will open the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) for submission of trademark rights on