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Absence of WHOIS May Lead to More Litigation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global
  • March 9 2018

As I mentioned last week in a prior post, ICANN has published its Interim Compliance Model for WHOIS in order to comply with Europe’s GDPR law. In

“Cybercriminals could be one of the biggest fans of GDPR”: new warning over WHOIS policy
  • World Trademark Review
  • European Union, Global
  • February 20 2018

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming enforceable on May 25 2018, all eyes are on its potential impact on rights holders'

European Commission pitches in on ICANN's proposals for making the WhoIs register GDPR-compliant
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Global
  • February 20 2018

WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) is a query and response protocol that is used for the database that stores the registered users of domain

“WHOIS as we know it could go dark”: assessing ICANN’s proposed GDPR compliance models
  • World Trademark Review
  • Global
  • January 26 2018

ICANN has called for community input on the compliance models by January 29 2018. It is unclear how ICANN will come to a decision, but it appears

A critical test for ICANN: ensuring GDPR compliance while preserving access to WHOIS
  • World Trademark Review
  • Global
  • January 16 2018

On World Trademark Review we have previously reported on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its potential impact on rights holders'

ICANN under pressure over GDPR preparations, as future of WHOIS is mired in uncertainty
  • World Trademark Review
  • Global
  • October 24 2017

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has come under fire for excluding the full community in its exploration of the

Down, but not out - initial adverse decision not a bar to future recovery of .ca domain name
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • July 26 2017

A pair of recent decisions under the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (“CIRA”) Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“CDRP”) demonstrate

gTLDs: Negative feedback for controversial “free speech” TLD
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Global
  • November 7 2016

The controversial generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) .FEEDBACK was launched in late 2015 by the Registry Operator Top Level Spectrum, Inc. (TLS

Arguing Descriptiveness in Domain Disputes
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Global
  • July 6 2016

On 8 March 2016, a complaint was filed with WIPO on behalf of BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd (BHP) seeking the transfer of the domain www.bhp.pw

Winning the Fight Against Email Spam Plaintiffs
  • Kronenberger Rosenfeld LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2016

There have been many changes in the realm of email spam law since 2003, which was the year when both the federal CAN-SPAM Act and the California