Online issues at the ECJ
Since Poland’s accession to the EU, judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) have been part of the Polish law and are applied directly with priority to national law. Anna Szajna and Maria Jurek take a look at the key cases.
New gTLDs and the cost of progress
In June 2011, ICANN will announce when the new gTLD application process will open. Nick Wood considers the costs, benefits, risks and responsibilities associated with applying for trademark owners.
Monitoring your brand online
For companies with a global presence, managing an international domain name portfolio has become an increasingly complex and important challenge, explains Elisa Cooper.
Contextual advertising - a free ride for infringers?
You need a new phone and you want to search for the ‘best available options’. What do you do, and what are the risks? Nishchal Anand and Lakshmi Kruttika Vijay explain.
.Brand of opportunities
The new gTLD programme is borne out of a lengthy policy development process. It facilitates greater innovation and choice within the Internet’s addressing system and allows the opportunity to create new digital identities.
Who can judge the internet?
As the Internet continues to grow in importance, it is vital to know what powers national courts have to assert jurisdiction over websites based in foreign countries. Thomas George looks at the situation in India.
High fashion and unfair competition
The Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court in Zhejiang Province recently announced its first instance decision on the dispute between Guccio Gucci SPA and Ningbo Outlets Shopping Co. Ltd, after Gucci sued the latter.
File-sharing in the limelight
During the 1980s, the VCR challenged US copyright law with its infringing capability. The questions answered then have produced new ones for file-sharing technology to answer today.
Big brands secure .CO domain names ahead of general availability
The .CO Registry has generated a lot of buzz in connection with the global launch of the .CO top level domain by adopting a variety of industry-leading best practices that place a premium on protecting the rights of brand owners worldwide.
School of (hard) rock: protecting trademarks at Hard Rock International
Hard Rock is an internationally recognisable brand. WIPR spoke to Rebecca Roby, senior director of business affairs, about protecting the company’s trademarks.