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.
The URS allows trademark owners to quickly tackle clear-cut cases of cybersquatting, but its high burden of proof is just one hurdle to overcome. David Weslow explains what we can learn from some of the early cases.
The FIFA World Cup in Brazil is set to attract more than one million football fans this summer, but they must be wary of being duped by websites selling fake tickets, as Stuart Fuller explains.
For the first time Russian courts have clarified that using a trademark as an advertising keyword can constitute IP infringement. Igor Motsnyi provides an update on the case and predicts its implications.
Domain names have never been as important as they are today, says Stuart Fuller of NetNames.
Registering trademarks in the TMCH is an important opening move for companies towards protecting their brand. TBO spoke to Belgian TMCH agent bNamed.net about how it can help.
Nearly 2,000 people from around 150 countries participated in ICANN’s 49th public meeting in Singapore, from March 23 to 27. Petter Rindforth reports on the highlights.
As the number of web addresses rises and online brand protection costs increase, cultivating a cost-effective strategy for handling domain name disputes becomes essential. Don Moody and Khurram Nizami of New gTLD Disputes, a domain dispute outsourcing provider, answers TBO’s questions on the current state of dispute resolution.
Encouraging novelty is one of the driving forces behind the new gTLD programme, but that doesn’t mean the domain industry is ready for dramatic change just yet. Andy Churley investigates.
The .africa TLD presents a host of opportunities for the private and public sectors to participate in and celebrate Africa’s online growth, says Neil Dundas.
With the US government intending to transfer its control over the domain name system to the ‘global multi-stakeholder community’, ICANN may become even more powerful. But with increased power comes greater responsibility, as Flip Petillion explains.