WIPO celebrates 20 years of UDRP; votes against reform
The World Intellectual Property Organization celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy with a conference at its headquarters last week.
Escobar estate triumphs in domain name arbitration
A company owned by the brother of infamous narco-trafficker Pablo Escobar has won its case to have the Pabloescobar.com domain transferred to its ownership, after an arbitration body found that it had been registered by the previous owner in bad faith.
Domain name transfers fell in 2018: Nominet report
The number of domain name complaints which resulted in a domain transfer fell in 2018, according to the UK’s .uk domain name registry, Nominet.
EURid and EUIPO take a stand against domain name abuse
The European Union Intellectual Property Office and EURid, the registry manager of the .eu and .ею country code top-level domains, has launched a new service designed to help European Union trade mark applicants tackle cybersquatting and bad faith domain name registrations.
Brands not doing enough to protect online domains: MarkMonitor
Nearly a quarter of brands have had their online domains targeted by cyber criminals, according to a new report from online brand protection company MarkMonitor.
Indian matchmaking site secures TM injunction
Indian matchmaking website Matrimony.com has obtained an injunction against a series of websites, including one owned by Kerala-based Kaylan Jewellers, for domain names which infringed its trademarks.
Sunkist wins bid to stop ‘Sunkissed Families’ TM
Soft drinks brand Sunkist has been successful in its bid to stop child-care website Sunkissed Families from registering its name as a trademark.
Philip Morris top UDRP filer as cybersquatting claims hit record high
Cigarette and tobacco company Philip Morris filed the most Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy cases in 2018, according to statistics released Friday, March 15, by the World Intellectual Property Office.
Author files trademark suit against unnamed cybersquatter
An author of a book about the Earth being flat has filed a trademark infringement and cybersquatting suit against an unnamed defendant who is allegedly using his name to spread defamatory content.
EU citizens in the UK may still lose their .eu domains in no-deal Brexit
A no-deal Brexit would mean EU citizens residing in the UK may lose their .eu domains by March 2020, new guidance says.