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Global brand and content protection: developments and emerging technologies
  • Venable LLP
  • USA, Global
  • April 27 2016

Counterfeiting, piracy and IP infringement have assumed epidemic proportions, largely due to technological advances and globalisation. The Internet's

Surprise, surprise - IP theft is on the rise...
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • Global
  • January 24 2011

A report issued by MarkMonitor, an online brand protection business, indicates that websites offering pirated digital media content such as RapidShare.com, Megavideo.com and Megaupload.com, attract over 53 billion hits per year in total.

Internationalized domain names to open up the Internet to users of Cyrillic, Arabic, Chinese, Korean and many other non-roman alphabets
  • Venable LLP
  • USA, Global
  • June 1 2010

One of the most significant changes to the Internet in years is the roll out of domain names in other alphabets, known as "internationalized domain names" or IDNs.

.co domain now available for trademark owners
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • Colombia, Global
  • May 14 2010

As of April 26, 2010, the .CO domain name extension was made available for registration by trademark owners.

For saleexpanded cyber real estate
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • Global
  • May 4 2010

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) intends to open an application process that will drastically expand the number and type of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) available online, adding to (dot-com), (dot-net), and the other existing gTLDs.

Transfer of over 1500 domain names
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Global
  • March 31 2010

In Inter-Continental Hotels Corporation, Six Continents Hotels v Daniel Kirchhof D2009-1661 WIPO, a Uniform Domain- Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) panellist ordered the transfer of over 1500 domain names from an individual registrant, to Six Continents.

Squatter alert: Colombia opens up registration of “.co” domain names
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global
  • March 10 2010

"co" is the country code top-level domain assigned to Colombia.

Three small victories in the trademark battle against ICANN
  • Bracewell LLP
  • Global
  • December 22 2009

Brand owners have won three small victories in the fight to protect trademarks when ICANN launches its new Top-Level Domain Name ("gTLD") program.

Protect your Internationalized Domain Name
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • China, Global
  • December 9 2009

At the 36th Annual Meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") on October 30, 2009, the ICANN board finally approved the new Internationalized Domain Name ("IDN") Fast Track Process.

Internationalized domain name process launched November 16, 2009
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Global
  • November 16 2009

Two developments were announced this week that will interest brand owners.