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ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse: an update
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 4 2012

As part of its plan to dramatically expand the Internet’s infrastructure beyond.com (and other pre-existing generic top level domains (gTLDs)), ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, promised brand owners that a variety of additional trademark protection mechanisms would be put in place


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


ICANN’s new gTLDs program: disputes, comments and objections
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 16 2012

What if someone applied for a new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) that is confusingly similar to the gTLD applied for by your company?


Google AdWords decision in Europe: trademark owners may prevent competitors from using trademarks as keywords
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • September 27 2011

Remember last year when the European Union’s Court of Justice ruled that Google did not violate European Union law by selling trademarks as keywords and thereby permitting advertisers to purchase and use keywords corresponding to their competitor’s trademarks in Google ads?


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


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


Has someone applied to register your .brand? Top five things you need to know
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • June 13 2012

You’ve heard about the planned expansion of the domain name system, but what does it really mean for trademark owners?


International organizations join the opposition to ICANN’s new gTLD program
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, Global
  • December 20 2011

ICANN will start accepting applications for new gTLDs on January 12, 2012


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


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.”