Several factors should be addressed when companies are considering whether to change the way they manage their domain name portfolios, says Matt Serlin of corporate domain name registrar Brandsight.
A review of cybersquatting filings at the World Intellectual Property Organization in 2015 provides some food for thought for brand owners, who need to make their voice heard as ICANN conducts a review of rights protection mechanisms. Gareth Dickson of Cooley reports.
Trademark trolls are no longer exclusively a big brand problem, but what can small and medium-sized enterprises do to combat the risks? Sharon Daboul, attorney at law firm EIP, has some practical suggestions.
To get the best results from the UDRP, don’t underestimate the need to follow the process properly, says Steve Levy of FairWinds Partners.
Göran Marby has been chosen to succeed Fadi Chehadé as the new chief executive of ICANN. Greg Shatan, president of ICANN’s IP Constituency, tells us what Marby can expect.
As the ways to misuse domain names continue to evolve, trademark owners should consider modernising their anti-cybersquatting practices to adapt to these changes, say David Weslow and Ari Meltzer of Wiley Rein.
Guillaume Pahud, co-founder of Dot Stories, an activation platform for 'dot brands', provides some analysis on the current state of play of this form of new gTLD.
Trademark owners entering the Chinese marketplace online should develop strategies tailored to the unique Chinese legal system to protect their brands from piracy, say Amy Hsiao and Brett Heavner of Finnegan Henderson Farrabow Garrett & Dunner.
As long as the domain name system allows for the accreditation of rogue registrars, self-regulation alone will not be sufficient to fight abuse, say Flip Petillion and Jan Janssen of law firm Crowell & Moring.
Second time around, applying for a ‘dot brand’ TLD should be easier, says Elisa Cooper, vice president of marketing at IP management company Lecorpio.
Consumers’ and businesses’ growing digital footprints are making us all more vulnerable to cyber attacks, says Stuart Fuller, director of communications at NetNames.