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New gTLDs and the cost of progress

01-01-2011

In June 2011, ICANN will announce when the new gTLD application process will open. Nick Wood considers the costs, benefits, risks and responsibilities associated with applying for trademark owners.

Online issues at the ECJ

EU, Poland01-01-2011Anna Szajna and Maria Jurek

Since Poland’s accession to the EU, judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) have been part of the Polish law and are applied directly with priority to national law. Anna Szajna and Maria Jurek take a look at the key cases.

Upcoming changes to .ca domain dispute policy

Canada01-01-2011Victoria Carrington

Canada’s domain name dispute policy has been the subject of a year-long review, which will see the introduction of changes that should make the process more efficient. Victoria Carrington explains.

.Brand of opportunities

01-12-2010Ben Anderson

The new gTLD programme is borne out of a lengthy policy development process. It facilitates greater innovation and choice within the Internet’s addressing system and allows the opportunity to create new digital identities.

Big brands secure .CO domain names ahead of general availability

01-08-2010Nicolai Bezsonoff

The .CO Registry has generated a lot of buzz in connection with the global launch of the .CO top level domain by adopting a variety of industry-leading best practices that place a premium on protecting the rights of brand owners worldwide.

File-sharing in the limelight

US01-08-2010

During the 1980s, the VCR challenged US copyright law with its infringing capability. The questions answered then have produced new ones for file-sharing technology to answer today.

High fashion and unfair competition

China01-08-2010Stephen Yang

The Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court in Zhejiang Province recently announced its first instance decision on the dispute between Guccio Gucci SPA and Ningbo Outlets Shopping Co. Ltd, after Gucci sued the latter.

Who can judge the internet?

India01-08-2010Thomas George

As the Internet continues to grow in importance, it is vital to know what powers national courts have to assert jurisdiction over websites based in foreign countries. Thomas George looks at the situation in India.

Big bucks: IP protection at Starbucks

01-06-2010

Starbucks is the world’s largest coffeehouse company, but its success has made it a popular target for infringers. WIPR spoke to Batur Oktay and Kim Teraberry about the company’s strategy for protecting its IP.

Protection for well-known marks in Turkey

Turkey01-06-2010Korcan Dericioğlu & Ahmet Munir Yaşar

Turkey has made great efforts in recent years to raise its game on well-known trademarks, say Korcan Dericioglu and Ahmet Munir Yasar.

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