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Throwing your weight around


‘Trademark bullying’ is a highly evocative and divisive term. TBO examines the concept and discusses what rights owners should do to avoid being branded bullies.

Widening the net: the first Arabic gTLD

United Arab Emirates01-04-2014

Dot Shabaka is operating an Arabic-language generic top-level domain, the first in a non-Latin script. TBO spoke to general manager Yasmin Omer about why the project is so important.

The duties of online service providers

US27-03-2014Susan Kayser

Is a host or sponsor of online content obliged to police itself to prevent counterfeiting by third parties using its services? If yes, what is the extent of that duty? And how much is enough? Susan Kayser investigates.

Copyright in the EU: pre-judging the issue?

EU27-03-2014Adam Rendle

With the European Commission’s consultation on copyright underway, Adam Rendle assesses its potential implications for rights online.

A sweet solution? Donuts and trademarks

US18-02-2014Bob Samuelson

With new generic top-level domains in the process of becoming a reality, registry operator Donuts has launched a tool to ensure intellectual property rights are protected in the new system, as WIPR finds out.

PPL: licensed to listen

UK01-02-2014Peter Leathem

The recorded music licensing landscape has changed considerably since 1934 when the performers’ rights organisation PPL was founded, and copyright law is constantly evolving, as Peter Leathem reports.

New gTLDs: the law of the few

International01-02-2014Stuart Fuller

Stuart Fuller takes a look at the new gTLDs that companies are most concerned about, and analyses what’s driving particular spaces to prominence.

Tis the season: Christmas campaigns

UK, US19-12-2013

The launch of a big name’s Christmas campaign has become an event in itself in recent years. TB&I looks at what they offer for brands, the secrets of their success and the pitfalls.

The new Wild West: apps and infringement


In the rapidly expanding app marketplace, entertainment rights owners are feeling the heat more than ever as they try to control the mobile channel. TB&I investigates some novel ways of combating the bad actors.

The new gTLDs are here: are you prepared?

US19-12-2013Stuart Fuller

Now the first new generic top-level domains have been approved, Stuart Fuller examines what brands should be doing to prepare for the new Internet landscape.

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