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.
Fluid trademarks: keeping them watertight
Fluid trademarks offer a new way for brands to engage with their customers, but given their shape-shifting nature and short shelf life, protecting them with IP is not straightforward. 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.
Status update: 'feeling copied'
Deciding exactly what—and how—IP can be protected on Facebook or Twitter is a big challenge for trademark and copyright owners. TBO reports.
Cloud technology: high in the sky
Cloud-based services such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft’s OneDrive make it easy to share stored content with internet users all over the world. But this convenience presents opportunities for copyright infringement, whether intentional or unintentional, and who is liable? TBO investigates.
A rock or a hard place? The post-NTIA era
The NTIA has ruled out handing over to a government-led or inter-governmental organisation, but the US authorities hold all the cards, and can cling on until they see an acceptable proposal for the new regime, as TBO explains.
Apple tops the brand charts
With only one non-tech company in Brand Finance’s 2014 top 10 valuable brands list, today’s winners are the ones that have monetised a good idea and reached customers speedily. TBO reports.
Sharing knowledge lawfully
Staff within many businesses share or reproduce copyrighted material in the course of every working day, unaware that its use is unauthorised. A broad licence is one solution, as Kate Alzapiedi explains.
Right first time
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.
ICANN in Singapore
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.
The best way to fight
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.