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  • Gucci wins UDRP case over 26 domains

    December 16, 2010

    Fashion company Gucci has won a UDRP dispute over 26 domain names incorporating its brand

  • Dot-xxx decision delayed

    December 13, 2010

    The ICM Registry is still waiting for approval from the Icann Board for the .xxx domain, but the indications are that it will be coming soon

  • Full interview: Peter Dengate Thrush

    December 13, 2010

    Fionn O’Raghallaigh spoke to Icann Board chairman Peter Dengate Thrush at the end of the meeting in Cartagena about new gTLDs, trade mark protection, the Olympics and a lot more

  • Icann chair clarifies rights protection resolution

    December 11, 2010

    The Icann Board has effectively resolved that trade mark protections mechanisms for new gTLDs are finalised but their wording could still be "substantially improved", according to Icann's chair

  • Use of "generic" protects domain name

    December 09, 2010

    Pharma company Hoffmann-La Roche has lost a UDRP case over buygenericaccutane.org after a WIPO panellist ruled that the domain was not confusingly similar to its trade mark Accutane

  • Deadlock over privacy services at Icann

    December 09, 2010

    The IP community’s call for a contract requiring registrars to reveal details about users of privacy services who infringe IP rights is being resisted by registrars who believe it would be burdensome

  • Brands can block .xxx domains

    December 09, 2010

    The .xxx registry rights protection mechanisms will allow brand owners to pay a one-off fee for their mark in the second level and have it switched off

  • Brand concerns could delay gTLD approval

    December 08, 2010

    The Governmental Advisory Committee has told Icann’s Board that brand protections in new gTLDs “are not there yet”, which makes it unlikely the Board can approve the full Applicant Guidebook this Friday

  • Controversy over Icann’s economic study

    December 06, 2010

    Icann has released the latest phase of economic reports analysing the financial impact on the internet community of launching new gTLDs.

  • Internet community gears up for Colombia

    December 02, 2010

    The Icann Board will most likely vote to approve the new gTLD process at its meeting in Colombia

  • UDRP respondent targeting different Einstein college

    December 02, 2010

    A UDRP failed because of a question mark over which “Einstein” college was targeted by the respondent

  • Kentucky kick-starts domains battle

    December 02, 2010

    The state of Kentucky has moved to identify the owners of the 141 domains it seized in 2008

  • US agency seizes 82 domains

    November 30, 2010

    Rights owners have applauded the US government’s seizure of 82 domains that allegedly distributed counterfeit goods or copyright-infringing works

  • Pirate Bay founders lose appeal

    November 30, 2010

    The Swedish Court of Appeals has upheld convictions of copyright infringement made against the founders of The Pirate Bay website

  • Government body reiterates concerns on controversial gTLDs

    November 25, 2010

    Differences of opinion between the Icann Board and the Governmental Advisory Committee have been highlighted by the latest exchange of letters

  • Guidance on naming respondent in UDRP cases

    November 25, 2010

    Shoemaker Ecco has lost a UDRP because it failed to amend the named respondent after the registrar revealed who was behind a privacy shield

  • Creating a voice for non-profits in Icann

    November 25, 2010

    A coalition of non-profit organisations wants to create its own constituency within Icann to make its voices heard, say two of its advocates

  • Korea starts enforcing three-strikes law

    November 25, 2010

    Korea’s government suspended the online accounts of 11 internet users on November 5 for repeatedly uploading copyright-infringing files

  • Opinion: Laches defence now possible in UDRP

    November 24, 2010

    The Hon Neil Brown QC explains why he thinks that a recent NAF decision will allow for greater consideration of a defence based on delay in filing a UDRP

  • Domainer awarded common law TM rights

    November 18, 2010

    A court in Virginia has said that a domainer has common law rights in domains that appear to be mis-spellings of well-known marks

  • Does your mark pass the Icann test?

    November 18, 2010

    Icann’s definition of what constitutes substantive evaluation is likely to exclude many marks from inclusion in new gTLD sunrise processes

  • New gTLD pitfalls for IP owners

    November 18, 2010

    The potential to end up in an auction and the inability to wind down a .brand TLD should worry brand owners

  • A brand owner’s guide to vertical integration

    November 17, 2010

    The Icann Board surprised everybody with its decision to allow full cross-ownership between registries and registrars. Managing Internet IP explains why this is important for brand owners

  • What’s new in the Applicant Guidebook

    November 17, 2010

    The proposed final Applicant Guidebook for new gTLDs has been released. Managing Internet IP examines some of the changes, and what they mean for brand owners

  • New gTLD Applicant Guidebook released

    November 15, 2010

    Icann finally released the latest draft of the Applicant Guidebook late on Friday California time, three days after it was expected

  • Wal-Mart fails to win walmartvendor.com

    November 15, 2010

    Wal-Mart lost a dispute over the domain walmartvendor.com in part because the company failed to follow up two letters it sent to the domain name owner warning him over use of the Wal-Mart mark

  • Applicant guidebook delayed

    November 11, 2010

    Icann failed to meet its own deadline of November 9 to release the latest version of the Applicant Guidebook

  • Consider sub-domain defence in UDRP

    November 11, 2010

    A social networking site has lost a UDRP case because the domain was registered before the complainant existed, in a case that delved into sub-domains

  • New Zealand offers three-strikes compromise

    November 11, 2010

    A parliamentary committee in New Zealand has suspended proposals to cut off the internet access of persistent file sharers and will instead use a system of repeat warnings and fines

  • Icann Board votes for vertical integration

    November 10, 2010

    The Icann Board has voted to allow cross-ownership between new gTLD registries and registrars, settling a long and painful debate

  • New European privacy rules to affect online services

    November 05, 2010

    The European Commission has set out its strategy to strengthen data protection in the digital age, in a move that will have an impact on online businesses

  • Icann clarifies final Applicant Guidebook process

    November 04, 2010

    Icann will use a similar process to that used for deciding its budget when it comes to updating the final Applicant Guidebook for new gTLDs

  • Dot-xxx kicked to GAC

    November 02, 2010

    The applicants behind .xxx have still not got a definitive yes from Icann, but should know their fate before the December meeting in Cartagena

  • Which trade marks will make the gTLD cut

    November 01, 2010

    Icann is due to clearly define which marks will be eligible to be included in the trade mark clearinghouse in the next Applicant Guidebook, but the definition is likely to exclude some registered marks

  • A brand owner's guide to new gTLDs

    November 01, 2010

    The lcann Board's decision to announce a date for taking applications for new gTLDs means that brand owners will need to decide their new gTLD strategy now. Managing IP answers your questions

  • Countdown to the new gTLDs

    November 01, 2010

    The Icann Board has put in place a timeline that if executed will see the first new gTLD applications in May 2011

  • May 2011 date for new gTLD applications

    November 01, 2010

    The Icann Board approved a plan that will see applications for new gTLDs open in May 2011 at its meeting last week

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