A German court has refused to issue an injunction requested by ICANN, with the organisation claiming the court failed to provide clarity surrounding the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation.
A dispute over the domain name napoleon.com was put to rest last week after the plaintiffs filed a notice of voluntary dismissal.
On the same day as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation came into force, ICANN filed injunction proceedings against a domain name registrar in an effort to clarify how the new regulation should be interpreted.
Danish jewellery manufacturer and retailer Pandora has failed to secure the domain name pandora.nl in a dispute filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Domain name consultancy company Valideus and the .uk registry Nominet have combined to offer a ‘dot brand’ top-level domain service.
ICANN has approved a temporary solution for storing registration data in order to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
Domain name registry Vox Populi Registry has launched a new website to raise awareness of potential trademark infringement in the .sucks domain space.
Unilever, the owner of household brands such as PG Tips, has successfully recovered the domain name pgtips.com from an organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Domain name registry Verisign processed 9.6 million .com and .net domain names in the first three months of 2018, slightly more than the number processed during the same period in 2017 (9.5 million).
The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has appointed detective chief inspector Teresa Russell as the new head of the unit.