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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


Gleissner activity called “biggest scam in IP history”, Samsung speculation and USPTO love song: news round-up
  • World Trademark Review
  • USA, Myanmar, Africa, Canada, Global
  • February 16 2018

This week the music press has been loud on the issue of counterfeits after heavy metal band Iron Maiden filed a lawsuit against websites selling


“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'


gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • USA, Global
  • January 12 2018

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


gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • USA, Global
  • November 30 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


“Milestone” election of IP Constituency member to lead ICANN’s GNSO Council announced
  • World Trademark Review
  • Global
  • November 2 2017

Heather Forrest has been elected as the chair of ICANN's Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council, the first time that an Intellectual


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


National governments hit out at Amazon over gTLD application; tense stalemate continues
  • World Trademark Review
  • Global
  • October 30 2017

At this week's ICANN meeting, representatives from e-commerce giant Amazon received a hostile reception from the Governmental Advisory Committee


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