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.
School of (hard) rock: protecting trademarks at Hard Rock International
Hard Rock is an internationally recognisable brand. WIPR spoke to Rebecca Roby, senior director of business affairs, about protecting the company’s trademarks.
Creating a sustainable online brand management strategy
Fabio Angelini and Lorenzo Litta, of the International Trademark Association, caution companies against being too aggressive in protecting their trademarks online.
ISP liability for third-party offences online
As the Internet grows in importance, Internet service providers need to tread carefully to avoid acting as intermediaries for others that may be breaking the law. Munish Mehra and Nishchal Anand explain the situation in India.
The promise and pitfalls of expanding gTLDs
Consumers, companies and Internet stakeholders should be cautious about the expansion of the generic top level domain space, say Jonathan Cohen and Victoria Carrington.
In the house: a partial solution
With the new generic top-level domains imminent, Clémence Le Cointe asks whether the Trademark Clearinghouse is a helpful tool for brand owners.
Raising the bar: meeting WTO obligations
Now that it is a member of the World Trade Organization, Russia must lift its game against the counterfeiters and pirates. Elena Solovyova finds out what progress has been made and where Russia is falling short.