GDPR: German court refuses to issue ICANN injunction over Whois
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.
Plaintiffs lay down arms in napoleon.com dispute
A dispute over the domain name napoleon.com was put to rest last week after the plaintiffs filed a notice of voluntary dismissal.
ICANN asks German court for GDPR clarity over Whois
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.
Pandora fails to recover Dutch domain name
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.
Valideus and Nominet launch ‘dot brand’ service
Domain name consultancy company Valideus and the .uk registry Nominet have combined to offer a ‘dot brand’ top-level domain service.
ICANN approves gTLD data measure as GDPR looms
ICANN has approved a temporary solution for storing registration data in order to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
.sucks domain registry launches trademark awareness campaign
Domain name registry Vox Populi Registry has launched a new website to raise awareness of potential trademark infringement in the .sucks domain space.
Unilever triumphs in PG Tips domain case
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.
Verisign processed 9.6m domain names in Q1 2018
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).
PIPCU appoints new chief
The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has appointed detective chief inspector Teresa Russell as the new head of the unit.