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War of the World Wide Webs: D.C. Circuit Refuses Terror Victims’ Attempt to Seize Internet Domain Names
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Global, USA
  • August 25 2016

In early August, the D.C. Circuit refused to allow victims of terror attacks to take control of the Internet domain names of Iran, North Korea, and

Co-existing in the internet age
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 24 2016

A co-existence agreement between Merck US and Merck Global, dating back to the First World War, governed the use of the Merck trade mark in certain

Alibaba Wins Dismissal of RICO Claims Asserted by Eight Luxury-Brand Plaintiffs
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (“Alibaba”) is making headlines once again with its recent victory in New York federal court

Domain name complainant gambles and wins
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France, Global
  • August 22 2016

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

The TPP’s Trademark Provisions: Expanding Power at the Potential Cost of Balance in the Marketplace
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which a number of nations have signed, now awaits ratification in the United States. It has aroused extensive

China Newsletter, Summer 2016 No. 34
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • China
  • August 10 2016

On March 23, 2016, the State Administration of Taxation (the Tax Bureau) and Ministry of Finance released the Notice of Overall Pilot Execution of

UDRP decision: BlueScope not able to show bad faith in 1999
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Australia, Global
  • August 2 2016

This UDRP dispute concerns the domain names colorbondfencing.com and colorbondproducts.com (the disputed domain names) registered by Ronald Leslie

Counterfeit websites: ISPs can be forced to block access
  • Bristows LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 28 2016

Trade mark owners have been given a boost by the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold the High Court’s landmark 2014 order requiring internet service

Avène case: Misleading online promotion of genuine goods is considered unfair competition (2015 SPC Top 50 case)
  • Wan Hui Da Law Firm & Intellectual Property Agency
  • China
  • July 28 2016

The Changsha Intermediate People's Court ("Changsha Court") applied Article 2 of the Anti-unfair Competition Law and found that an online vendor

The online marketplace and the traditional marketplace: What’s the difference? Blocking websites and injunctions against market operators to prevent sale of counterfeit goods
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2016

Two recently reported cases have underscored the steps that can be taken by intellectual property rights holders to prevent the sale of counterfeit