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.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

La période de Sunrise pour les noms de domaine .Africa est ouverte
  • Novagraaf
  • Africa, Global
  • April 18 2017

Le nouveau nom de domaine de premier niveau ( top-level domain ou TLD) pourrait fournir aux entreprises qui opèrent sur le continent une nouvelle

Momentum.Africa - opening of top-level domain name to create opportunities to IP right owners
  • K&L Gates
  • Africa, Global
  • April 11 2017

The new generic top-level domain (gTLD) .africa, a regional domain for users located in and out of the continent, has been officially validated by

Will .Africa be the one digital space for the African continent?
  • Awapatent
  • Africa
  • April 4 2017

With the goal of establishing ’Africa in One Space‘, dotAfrica aims to provide a secure and world-class technical infrastructure to leverage the