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Sunrise period ends on October 28th for .xxx domains
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • October 26 2011

Only two days remain to submit applications to block registration of .xxx domain names that include registered trademarks


Yahoo! wins $610 million trademark infringement and CAN-SPAM award over Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud suit
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 15 2011

This week, Yahoo! won a $610 million default judgment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in a case involving the infamous Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud perpetrated through the Defendants’ infringing use of Yahoo!’s trademarks and spam


Trademark enforcement, trademark “bullies” and social media
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 5 2011

A few weeks ago, while in Montpelier, Vermont, I stumbled upon a Farmer’s Market that featured a wealth of Vermont made, grown and raised art, produce and meats


The new generic top-level domains and the new Trademark Clearinghouse: deciding whether to register your brands
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • May 16 2013

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") is the organization that oversees domain names worldwide. It recently began


Applying for a new gTLD? Registration deadline of March 29, 2012 approaches as cybersquatting continues to rise
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • March 19 2012

Time is running out to apply for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) new program to dramatically expand the number of generic top-level domain names (gTLDs


Using online shame as a defense to a trademark infringement claim may not alway be effective
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 27 2012

The Wall Street Journal had a piece recently about how the recipients of trademark infringement cease and desist letters are increasingly using ”online shame” to gain leverage in disputes with trademark owners


WIPO named exclusive arbitrator of “legal rights objections” for new gTLD program
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, USA
  • February 29 2012

ICANN has recently appointed the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to be the exclusive provider of dispute resolution services when a third party files a formal “Legal Rights Objection” or “LRO” to a pending application under the new gTLD program


The latest on the new gTLD launch: “reveal day” set for May 1st
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • February 7 2012

Trademark owners, mark your calendars


Second application window for new gTLDs “reaffirmed” by ICANN
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • February 13 2012

Last week, during a special meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors, the ICANN Board approved a resolution that contained a “reaffirmation” that ICANN will open a second application window for the gTLD program “as expeditiously as possible.”


NewtGingrich.com: a lesson in defensive domain name registration and maintenance
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 22 2011

Not only is Newt Gingrich slipping in recent polls in his efforts to become the presidential nominee for the Republic Party, but he now has a domain name problem