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McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Why Wait To Register? Trademark registrations are quickly becoming the only cost effective means to defend brands online
Posted on 15 May 2012 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

By Brian P. Gregg Investing in a trademark registration is becoming the only effective means for defending a brand online at relatively modest costs. Business owners who do not own federal registration for their trademarks are seeing their ability... Read More

E-Gold Mine Rush?
Posted on 30 Jan 2012 by Ashlee Froese

By Ashlee Froese of Keyser Mason Ball LLP As the internet becomes an increasingly pervasive marketing tool for fashion companies, it's hard (and not very business savvy) to ignore developments on the internet. Previously, CanadaFashionLaw... Read More

Starting an Online Business / CLE Webinar - ICANN's New Top-Level Domain Names Part 3: Will the New Top-Level Domain Names Result in a Horse Race To Get There First?
Posted on 25 May 2011 by Paul D. McGrady, Jr.

By Paul D. McGrady, Jr., Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig / Author, McGrady on Domain Names Well, there's not going to be a horse race because there's a three-month application window and there is, at least the way the applicant guide book... Read More

Foley & Lardner: ICANN Opens Trademark Clearinghouse as Part of Imminent Domain Name Expansion
Posted on 26 Mar 2013 by Foley & Lardner LLP

With the launch of possibly hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) on the horizon, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will open on March 26, 2013 the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), in which brand owners can... Read More

John McKeown and James Davis Update the Application Process for ICANN's Expansion of Generic Top-Level Domains: What Brand Owners Need to Know
Posted on 20 Apr 2012 by LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff

On this edition, John McKeown of CasselsBrock in Toronto and James Davis of Arent Fox in Washington, D.C. provide an update on the application process for ICANN's expansion of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs). They review the current timeline and... Read More

1286 Applications for Top Level Domain Names - Reveal Day Delayed
Posted on 4 May 2012 by John Mckeown

By John McKeown of Cassels Brock ICANN's online application system was taken offline on April 12, 2012 in order to protect applicant data. A technical issue in the system allowed some users to view a limited number of other users' file names... Read More

Williams Mullen: ICANN Under Fire on Eve of New GTLD Release
Posted on 10 Jan 2012 by Williams Mullen

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... Read More

Kenyon and Kenyon LLP: New gTLD Trademark Clearinghouse Opening March 26, 2013
Posted on 19 Mar 2013 by Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

by Michael Kelly and Michelle Mancino Marsh The new generic Top-Level Domain ("gTLD") program will soon be bringing a flood of diversity to the internet's domain name system. Over 1,900 new gTLD applications have been submitted for... Read More

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: New gTLDs to Appear as Early as 2012
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

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 the application... Read More