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Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA, European Union, Global, United Kingdom
  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge

WIPO refuses to order the transfer of worldcup2011.com to the International Rugby Board
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Global
  • January 12 2012

In Rugby World Cup Ltd v Andreas Gyrre WIPO D2011-1520 (1 November 2011) sole panellist Robert Badgely dismissed the complaint by the International Rugby Board (IRB) against ticket reseller Euroteam AS on the basis that the domain name could not be considered confusingly similar to the IRB’s trade marks RUGBY WORLD CUP and RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011, essentially because the dominant term “rugby” was lacking in the domain name

New sponsored top-level domain name: managing the .xxx transition
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Global
  • June 30 2011

According to the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN’s) approved plan to increase the number of generic top-level domains (gTLD) a new type of Sponsored Top-Level Domain Name (sTLD) is expected to come into effect by the end of 2011

Protecting trademarks in the new .xxx domain name release
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Global
  • May 10 2011

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is set to release the new .xxx top level domain intended for use by the adult entertainment industry later this year

Sunrise Period now open for the .xxx registry
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Global
  • September 8 2011

After a decade of controversial discussions, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved the introduction of a .xxx top level domain (TLD) for the adult entertainment industry

Protecting trademarks from registration on the ".xxx" domain
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • August 19 2011

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the international non-profit organization charged with creating policies for use of the internet, recently approved the internet domain “.xxx” for use specifically by the adult entertainment industry

Lady Gaga and fansite caught in a bad romance
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Global
  • November 8 2011

A string of number one hits and worldwide notoriety weren’t enough to bring Lady Gaga success in a domain name dispute over the use of her stage name

Preparing trademark clients for the new unlimited top level domains
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber
  • Global
  • September 30 2011

On June 20, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers authorized the launch of a new program to permit qualified domain name registrars to apply for any string of characters “after-the-dot”

.xxx domain names to become available from September 2011
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Global
  • June 15 2011

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers recently approved the use of the .xxx suffix as a top-level domain name space, to be used by the online adult entertainment industry

New internet domains are coming what you should do
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Global
  • July 8 2011

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the entity responsible for management of the Internet domain name system (DNS), has approved major changes in the system of top-level domains (TLDs) that will lead to the approval of potentially thousands of new domains