A blogger [http://acro.net/blog/2008/08/03/aspis‑wipo/] has posted a denunciatory comment about a majority decision that shuts down a criticism site, <aspis.com> in a case entitled Aspis Liv Försäkrings AB v. Neon Network , LLC, D2008...
By Chris Chan , James
Johnson , Josh Curry , and Ian Wasser Brand owners should be wary of the launch of the new .XXX top-level domain, scheduled for implementation in December 2011. While Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) intended...
There have been a number of recent cases involving two to five letter domain names accused of violating the Policy. The history is mixed, but there is a lesson for a losing complainant. The winning complainant generally has a famous or well known acronym...
BY: AMY G. MARINO
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to accept new applications from January 12, 2012 to April 12, 2012 for
hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, e.g., .com, .net,
.org), in the wake...
Brand-jacking is becoming a bigger and bigger thorn in the side of brand owners, and they don’t have many options for removing the thorn. Think of the internet as a big house and the brand jackers as rodents, and with so many rodents and so many...
From the US Department of Justice :
WASHINGTON - Seizure orders have been executed against 82 domain names
of commercial websites engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of
counterfeit goods and copyrighted works as part of Operation In...
A complaint in a UDRP proceeding is a procedure that combines a pleading with a motion for summary judgment. Whatever evidence a party has in support for or defense of the claim for abusive registration must be presented with the pleadings or risk losing...
The UDRP does not provide for an administrative appeal from an adverse order. Rather, recourse must be a de novo law suit under national law which, in the case of the United States would be a claim under the Lanham Act, infringement of a registered mark...
By Brian Gregg At its June 20, 2011 meeting in Singapore, the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted nearly unanimously to approve
the long awaited Applicant Guidebook. That decision starts the clock on
Over the last several years, ICANN 1 has been working on a process by which the domain name space can be expanded. Currently, ICANN has approximately twenty generic top level domain names (or gTLDs as they are called) under its umbrella. The most well...
Paul D. McGrady Jr., a partner with Greenberg Traurig in Chicago and author of McGrady on Domain Names , told LexisNexis® about new top-level domains in the works at ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The ICANN board...
Of two parties equally entitled to a domain name, even though one has a registered trademark and the other does not, the first to register has a superior right unless there is proof that the respondent with knowledge of the complainant or its mark has...
By AMY G. MARINO & ROBERT C. VAN ARNAM ICANN OPENS UP HUNDREDS OF INTERNET DOMAIN NAME ENDINGS WHICH WILL GREATLY EXPAND WEBSITE POSSIBILITIES FOR BOTH BRAND OWNERS AND POTENTIAL INFRINGERS. The Board of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and...
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
delegated .XXX sponsored top-level domain names (sTLDs) on April 15,
2011. The .XXX sTLDs are managed by the ICM Registry and are reserved
for members of the adult entertainment industry...
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or download Toyota Motor
Sales, U.S.A., Inc. v.
Tabari, 2010 U.S.
App. LEXIS 13930 (9th Cir. 2010)
In a lively opinion displaying unusual judicial sophistication
regarding the Internet...