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.
Steven Levy, president of Accent Law Group, looks into the world of cybersquatting and hotel trademarks.
It has been almost 17 years since ICANN first adopted the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy and a lot has changed since then, say Flip Petillion, Jan Janssen, Diégo Noesen and Alexander Heirwegh of Crowell & Moring.
The UDRP and URS procedures can be very helpful tools in fighting counterfeits, but they don’t solve all the problems, says Steven Levy of the Accent Law Group.
On October 1, 2016, a big change in the oversight of a core piece of internet infrastructure occurred, although it went mostly unnoticed, says Nick Wood, managing director at corporate domain name registrar Com Laude.
The Alliance for Intellectual Property seeks to increase the market for legitimate content while reducing the availability of illegal content and access, as its director general, Eddy Leviten, tells TBO.
From January 2017, the German-based footwear company will no longer supply its products for Amazon to sell online and will not authorise any third party merchants to sell on the marketplace section of the online retailer, says Martin Ochs of Hamlins.
The technical limitations and cost implications of a blocking injunction mean that it is not a ‘silver bullet’ for tackling online infringement, but it can be a valuable tool, says Kostyantyn Lobov of Harbottle & Lewis.
In the latest round-up of UDRP decisions, TBO brings news of victories for Philip Morris, Lego and Hugo Boss.
A recent case demonstrates that a speedy and economic resolution can be achieved through domain name complaints, and that jurisdictional issues can be overcome, says Jill Bainbridge of Blake Morgan.
In July ICANN proposed several measures aimed at clamping down on abuse of the domain name system. TBO looks at some of the proposals and assesses how effective they will be.