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.
Dealing with a non-resolving domain name
Steven Levy, president of the Accent Law Group, discusses the strategy for pursuing a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy complaint against a domain name that doesn’t resolve to any website.
Online copyright: where are we after GS Media and Filmspeler?
The boundaries of what is possible with other people’s content have become clearer from the Court of Justice of the European Union in GS Media and from the court’s Advocate General’s opinion in Filmspeler, according to Maarten Rijks and Adam Rendle of Taylor Wessing.
The telltale signs of common ownership
Steven Levy, president of Accent Law Group, looks into the world of cybersquatting and hotel trademarks.
The UDRP road so far: successes
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.
UDRP and URS: part of the anti-counterfeiting battle
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.
The transition of the IANA function: importance and implications
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.
Teaching respect for IP
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.
Birkenstock takes a bold step
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 effectiveness of blocking injunctions
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.
UDRP roundup: Wins for brand owners against bogus domain names
In the latest round-up of UDRP decisions, TBO brings news of victories for Philip Morris, Lego and Hugo Boss.