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Using trade mark rights to counter domain snatchers in France and elsewhere
  • Marks & Clerk
  • France, Global
  • March 21 2017

Commercial practices in the domain name business can lead to small web entities losing their domain names. Here, we consider some of the options that

ICANN58 Copenhagen: The TMCH Debate
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global
  • March 15 2017

ICANN58 is well underway and there have already been several meetings of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) and its various working

Reiteration of high threshold for descriptiveness refusals
  • Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC
  • USA
  • March 14 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently reversed a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("TTAB") decision in which the Board upheld a

Puzzling Question of ICANN Formation Jurisdiction Persists
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global, USA
  • March 13 2017

Since the expiration of the IANA contract in place between the United States and ICANN last fall, the ICANN community has been working on

ICANN Promotes Well-Liked and Highly Respected Insider to New Complaints Officer Role
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global
  • March 10 2017

ICANN takes a lot of heat whenever it makes a bad decision. That is a good thing, since they hold the keys to online commerce, which is essentially

Extending a trade mark’s protection online
  • ENSafrica
  • Global
  • March 8 2017

In addition to registering their trade marks with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”), brand owners should ensure that their

Judge gives .AFRICA the green light to proceed
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Africa, Global
  • March 7 2017

As previously reported here, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been sued by the disgruntled new generic Top Level

United States: Could Trump rewind the transfer of the IANA function?
  • Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch LLP
  • Global, USA
  • March 1 2017

Until its contract with the US National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) was allowed to lapse on October 1 2016 by the Obama

Russia: Resolving domain name disputes and doing business online in Russia
  • Gorodissky & Partners
  • Russia
  • March 1 2017

Domain names started off purely as technical tools for identifying Internet Protocol addresses on the Internet. However, they have evolved into

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open - February 2017
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Global
  • February 20 2017

As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain