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ICANN’s GNSO Council Elects Prominent IP Lawyer as Chair
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA, Global
  • November 1 2017

For many years it has been perceived that intellectual property interests, and those that advance them, face a less-than-welcoming environment at


Dotting the ‘.com’ and crossing the ‘.sucks’: how to manage your domain name portfolio
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • October 25 2017

In today's digital marketplace, a company's web address is often one of its most valuable and important assets. First and foremost, domain names have


ICANN’s Accountability Mechanisms (Hopefully) at Work
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA, Global
  • October 23 2017

Some mistakes made by companies are irreversible, while some are not. Everyone over 40 years old remembers “New Coke.” Yuck, right? Consumers didn’t


.CH leads the way in the battle against fraud
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Switzerland
  • October 4 2017

SWITCH, the Registry responsible for the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) .CH, recently published an article on the subject of counterfeit goods


SSAC gives the thumbs down to the use of emoji in domain names
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Global
  • September 6 2017

Emoji, the pictorial symbols typically presented in a colourful cartoon form, are nowadays being widely used on smartphones, in chat, in email


Sunrise period for Kenyan .ke domain name is open
  • ENSafrica
  • Kenya
  • August 2 2017

Brand owners should take note of the launch of .ke, the internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Kenya on 23 July 2017. Anyone concerned


A generic Top-Level-Domain Name including a third party trade mark does not in general constitute trade mark infringement in Germany
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Germany
  • July 31 2017

In a recently published decision, the Frankfurt Higher Regional Court, Germany (Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt) found that the mere purchase and


Russia: New pretrial rules for IP cases; jurisdiction in domain disputes
  • Noerr LLP
  • Russia
  • July 18 2017

Starting on 12 July 2017 a new pretrial requirement entered into force in Russia. Sending cease-and-desist letters before filing a lawsuit in


A strategy for domain names
  • Novagraaf
  • Global
  • May 26 2017

Domain names play an important role in the sales and marketing activity of any organisation, but it’s all too easy to overlook the IP implications of


Why .AFRICA will succeed where others have failed
  • Inventa International
  • Africa
  • May 17 2017

It is increasingly becoming clear that many of the newTLD’s launched since 2013 are not viable as a business. While there are some notable exceptions