A fresh look at domain name management
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.
Fake fashion: flattery or theft?
Partnerships between fashion retailers and high-end designers, both online and on the high street, could help eliminate some of the incentive for consumers to buy counterfeit goods, although some in the industry remain sceptical. TBO investigates.
Should registries be the internet police?
If a website is found to infringe a brand owner’s IP rights, how much liability can be laid at the registry’s feet? TBO looks at the interesting situation confronting Nominet, the .uk domain registry.
China: a new landscape on the horizon
Candice Li and Joseph Simone explain some of the implications of the rise of online counterfeiting in China and the new Trademark Law on issues such as enforcement and bad faith registrations.
The duties of online service providers
Is a host or sponsor of online content obliged to police itself to prevent counterfeiting by third parties using its services? If yes, what is the extent of that duty? And how much is enough? Susan Kayser investigates.
The new Wild West: apps and infringement
In the rapidly expanding app marketplace, entertainment rights owners are feeling the heat more than ever as they try to control the mobile channel. TB&I investigates some novel ways of combating the bad actors.
A new frontier: IP in Saudi Arabia
As counterfeiters become ever more sophisticated in their attempts to circumvent the reach of law enforcement authorities, Saudi Arabia is at the forefront of efforts to tackle them. WIPR talks to His Excellency Mr Saleh M S AlKhaliwi, director general of Saudi Customs.
Grey areas: fighting Internet fraud in Turkey
The liability of so-called ‘online marketplaces’ for sales of counterfeit products is a contentious area in Turkey, as Riza Cagirgan and Ahmet Akguloglu explain.
Holding the line: effective IP protection in Turkey
Efficient customs actions at Turkish borders play a key role in the global combat against counterfeits in transit, and rights holders have a big part to play. Ayla Oktar and Salih Oktar report.