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