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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


ICANN to reconsider the .Amazon domain applications
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Global
  • October 23 2017

Amazon filed applications for the .AMAZON top-level domains in several scripts in 2012. Five years later, ICANN will re-examine the applications after


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


gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • USA, Global
  • October 2 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


Amazon calls for end to ‘.amazon’ gTLD stand-off; demands prompt action to end dispute with governments
  • World Trademark Review
  • Global
  • September 13 2017

Amazon has called on ICANN to "immediately approve" its application for the '.amazon' gTLD, noting that prompt action is necessary because "there


gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • Global
  • September 6 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