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Alibaba triumphs in Russian trademark fight

Russia04-03-2015Igor Motsnyi

China’s Alibaba Group has successfully cancelled the Russian trademark registration for ‘Alibaba/Алибаба’, on the grounds that it has an interest in the mark. Igor Motsnyi reports.

New gTLDs: Room to grow

International, US02-03-2015Bob Samuelson

The first year of new gTLD availability has provided a promising snapshot of what’s to come in the revolution of online branding. Bob Samuelson of Donuts reports.

The URS: a breath of fresh air?

International02-03-2015Stuart Fuller

The Uniform Rapid Suspension system is a fast, cost-efficient legal mechanism for brand owners to fight cybersquatting, and it has a formal appeal process. Stuart Fuller of NetNames reports on its performance so far.

WIPO interview: Keeping the peace


WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center strives to provide quality services that benefit all stakeholders in the domain name system. Brian Beckham, head of the internet dispute resolution section, spoke to TBO about what’s in store for 2015.

Domain name theft: Knowing where to turn

International, US27-02-2015

Acme Billing’s pursuit of its allegedly stolen domain names through the courts highlights the lack of legal mechanisms available to brand owners whose website names have been hijacked. TBO reports.

New gTLDs: Restricted access


Some brand owners have applied for new gTLDs with the expectation of operating them solely for their own benefit, but can they insist on having exclusive access? Flip Petillion of Crowell & Moring has the answers.

New gTLDs: report card for rights protection mechanisms

International28-01-2015David Taylor

The start of the new year is appropriate for a performance review, so David Taylor, partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, assesses the popularity of the new gTLD sunrise periods and the progress of the UDRP and URS.

New gTLDs: when will be the tipping point?

UK16-12-2014Stuart Fuller

The growth in registrations of new gTLDs has been consistent but there still hasn’t been the compelling moment that leads to wide-scale adoption of the ideology of the new gTLDs. Stuart Fuller of NetNames asks why.

Bridging the digital divide

US16-12-2014Ben Crawford

The wider access to smartphones of people in developing economies is going to cause a further explosion in the use of the internet, and brand owners—and ICANN—need to stay on the case, argues Ben Crawford of CentralNic.

Domain names: collision course

UK, US16-12-2014Jeanette Söderlund Sause and Su Wu

The name collision issue is a hot topic for trademark owners as the end of the 90-day advice period for a large number of new gTLDs is approaching. Jeanette Söderlund Sause and Su Wu of the Dot Global registry explain the next steps.

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