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  • Icann Board favours expressions of interest process

    December 17, 2009

    Icann’s Board is likely to approve an expressions of interest (EOI) process for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in February

  • gTLD TM protection policies take shape

    December 14, 2009

    The final recommendations for protecting trade marks in new generic top-level domains are edging closer, but finer details still need work

  • How to protect your trade marks online

    December 07, 2009

    Practitioners and in-house counsel last week offered practical solutions to protecting brands online

  • Domainers urge Icann to halt fast-track UDRP

    December 03, 2009

    WIPO and the Czech Arbitration Court have rejected criticisms of their proposed expedited UDRP processes made by the Internet Commerce Association

  • Non-Latin domains on the way

    December 01, 2009

    Seven jurisdictions have applied to launch non-Latin country-code top-level domains. Fionn O'Raghallaigh explains

  • eBay fined in France again - updated

    December 01, 2009

    A Paris court has ordered eBay to pay €1.7 million ($2.6 million) to Louis Vuitton owner LVMH for failing to enforce an injunction barring the sale of LVMH products on eBay in France

  • Landrush registration for .eu IDNs

    November 26, 2009

    Applicants for .eu domain names will be able to apply for second-level domains in non-Latin characters from next month

  • UK publishes draft law on file sharing

    November 20, 2009

    The UK government has today published its Digital Economy Bill which includes controversial measures to tackle illegal file sharing

  • Foreign works off limits to Google Book Search

    November 16, 2009

    The parties to the Google Book Search settlement on Friday filed an amended agreement addressing concerns outlined by the Department of Justice and international rights holders

  • Six registries to offer non-Latin domains

    November 16, 2009

    Icann’s fast-track process for new non-Latin country-code top-level domains opened today with applications from six different countries/territories in three different languages

  • gTLD demand will be limited, says Icann

    November 09, 2009

    Icann is pressing ahead with plans to launch new generic top-level domains but expects just a few hundred applications, rather than the thousands some brand owners fear

  • MEPs demand court hearings before internet switch off

    November 09, 2009

    Representatives of the European Parliament and the Council last week agreed that member states can only block access to the internet after a fair and impartial procedure guaranteeing the user’s right to be heard

  • Registries and registrars split on ownership reform

    November 09, 2009

    The approval of non-Latin internationalised domain names overshadowed an important debate between registries and registrars on ownership structures at Icann’s Seoul conference

  • Icann delays gTLD rollout

    November 02, 2009

    New generic top-level domains (gTLDs) will not be launched until late 2010, after Icann revealed plans for more consultation

  • WIPO to launch fast-track version of the UDRP

    November 02, 2009

    Trade mark owners will be able to request fast-track UDRP hearings at WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center from early next year

  • Trade mark owners urged to act over gTLD plans

    November 01, 2009

    Trade mark owners have been warned to make their voices heard in the debate over ICANN's plans to launch new generic top level domains

  • Japanese court acquits peer-to-peer software writer

    November 01, 2009

    The Osaka High Court has acquitted the designer of a peer-to-peer file-sharing software from charges of intentionally assisting copyright infringement


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