New Designs Act
It is now possible for foreign entities to obtain domain registration for the top-level country-code domain .is on the grounds of trademark registration. A national registration or alternatively an International Registration (Madrid Protocol), designating Iceland, is required. However, it is not possible to register a domain name on grounds of a community trademark registration or other foreign registration.
A new Design Act came into force on October 1 2001. The new act makes no drastic amendments but it is now possible at the outset to claim registration for the whole 25-year registration period. The old act provided for a registration period of 25 years, renewable every five years upon payment of a fee. A subscriber can now choose whether to pay the registration fee for the whole 25-year period in full upon registration or by renewal every five years.
For further information on this topic please contact Hrobjartur Jonatansson or Matthildur Harðardóttir at AM Praxis by telephone (+354 533 33 33) or by fax (+354 (533) 23 33) or by email ([email protected] or [email protected]).