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.
Doing good business in China
Trademark owners entering the Chinese marketplace online should develop strategies tailored to the unique Chinese legal system to protect their brands from piracy, say Amy Hsiao and Brett Heavner of Finnegan Henderson Farrabow Garrett & Dunner.
Can self-regulation do the job?
As long as the domain name system allows for the accreditation of rogue registrars, self-regulation alone will not be sufficient to fight abuse, say Flip Petillion and Jan Janssen of law firm Crowell & Moring.
Legal update: rutracker.org blocked in Russia
One of the largest torrent websites in Russia has been permanently blocked, but will it solve the problem of online piracy? Igor Motsnyi, partner at Motsnyi Legal Services, reports.
The dangers of illegal streaming
A live television broadcast can easily be captured illegally and distributed across the internet, and this holds perils for viewers as well as rights owners, says Stuart Fuller, director of communications at NetNames.
Online copyright: will clarity come from the CJEU?
Two cases from the Netherlands which highlight the contentious area of online copyright infringement through hyperlinking and streaming have gone before the CJEU for consideration. Adam Rendle and Maarten Rijks of law firm Taylor Wessing examine the background.
Applying for a ‘dot brand’ in the next round: what you need to know
Second time around, applying for a ‘dot brand’ TLD should be easier, says Elisa Cooper, vice president of marketing at IP management company Lecorpio.
Why hating the DMCA is a bad idea
Trying to beat the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is a losing game, as the BMG v Cox Communications judgment proved. Paul Fakler, partner at Arent Fox, explains.
Crime by manipulation
Consumers’ and businesses’ growing digital footprints are making us all more vulnerable to cyber attacks, says Stuart Fuller, director of communications at NetNames.
Pitching in to protect sports IP
Social media platforms have revolutionised the way fans receive sports content, and rights owners need to bring their best game to the task of preventing foul play, says Jody MacDonald, senior associate at specialist sports law firm Couchmans.
The web of deceit: how we can combat online IP crime
There are various avenues for brand owners to tackle the issue of online fraud in an attempt to make national and international legal regulation of internet commerce more effective, as John Anderson of the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Groups Network describes.