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Brands Containing “Geographic Terms” May be at Risk In The Next gTLD Round
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global
  • June 16 2017

Does your or your client’s brand contain a “Term of National Significance”? If it contains a word that matches a geographic place, or feature name


Navigating changes in the internet landscape and staying ahead of the curve
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • Global, USA
  • May 18 2017

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a not-for-profit entity tasked with coordinating the functions of the Internet


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


Court of Appeal gets digital - adjudication of a domain name dispute
  • Dentons
  • Canada, Global
  • April 11 2017

On March 27, 2017, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its endorsement in Boaden Catering Limited v. Real Food for Real Kids Inc., which


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


gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open - April 2017
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Global, USA
  • April 4 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


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