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.
The decision in Lenz v Universal partly hinged on whether copyright owners need to demonstrate a ‘good faith belief’ that use of their material is infringing. J. Michael Keyes of Dorsey & Whitney examines the implications.
A number of global brands have embarked on a strategy based on the moral aspect of counterfeiting, transforming the war against IP infringement into a crusade for all that is right and just. Their most loyal customers are the foot soldiers, says Stuart Fuller of NetNames.
Charlie Abrahams, senior vice president at brand protection company MarkMonitor, explains what can be done to prevent brand infringements on the dark side of the web.
Politicians, often under intense scrutiny, should be careful when asserting claims of IP infringement, even more so in the digital age. TBO reports.
Trademark parody is a form of art that everybody can relate to, and denying these parody artists would be a serious restriction of our freedom of expression, and also deny the world some hearty laughs. But it must be done with thought and care, says Miikka Timonen of TrademarkNow.
The rise of e-books has led to a growing amount of pirated content, and there is not yet a consistent approach to fighting it, although progress is being made, say Ulrike Grübler and Michael Schidler of Bird & Bird.
It is impossible to win the battle against illicit online traders, so raising public awareness is essential. In the UK, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, which represents more than 140 multi-nationals, offers a variety of services to help fight fakes. Phil Lewis, of the ACG, reports.
ICANN has announced that it is looking for external providers to carry out an independent review of the TMCH. Joel Vertes of law firm Olswang assesses its performance so far.
Local knowledge and boots on the ground led to the exposure of a counterfeit perfume operation in China, as Lee Macfarland of CBI Consulting reports.
Twitter has a tough job of protecting IP rights while facilitating open discussion, and this year just 7% of trademark complaints have been upheld. TBO finds out why.