WhatsApp wins in URS dispute
Instant messaging service WhatsApp has successfully suspended multiple domain names registered by a Brazilian-based company.
YouTube brothers withdraw ‘React’ trademark application
Two brothers famed for uploading ‘reaction’ videos to YouTube have withdrawn an application to trademark the word ‘React’ after outrage from fans.
Instagram seeks assurance over $100k instagram.com deal
Instagram has asked a US court to confirm that its purchase of the instagram.com domain name from a Chinese resident was valid.
Twitter failed to remove infringing posts, photographer claims
A US-based photographer has accused Twitter of ignoring takedown notices over the re-posting of a copyright protected image.
Twitter applies to trademark ‘Subtweet’
Social networking site Twitter has applied to trademark the term ‘Subtweet’, a phrase made popular on the platform.
China outlines plans to reduce infringement online
The General Office of China’s State Council has outlined an agenda aimed at tackling and reducing the infringement of intellectual property rights online.
Pinterest loses ‘Pintrips’ trademark case
Social media website Pinterest has failed to block a travel website called Pintrips from using the term ‘Pin’.
Twitter to seek gTLDs in second round
Twitter will “absolutely engage” in the second round of new generic top-level domain applications, TBO can reveal.
Uber hit with trademark claim
Mobile travel app company Uber has been hit with a trademark claim by Florida-based rival Uber Promotions in a lawsuit filed at a US district court.
Twitter publishes trademark takedowns for first time
Twitter’s biannual report into takedown requests has for the first time included trademark notices, the company has revealed.