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New figures released by Nominet reveal that the number of ‘.uk’ domain name suspensions doubled over the last 12 months, with enforcement takedowns topping 16,000. The UK Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has been a major contributor to this rise, accounting for more than 13,500 requests for action.
“The results were mind-blowing”: study reveals widespread problem of domain name combosquatting (Blog)
Recent research has provided new insights into the little-understood phenomenon of domain name ‘combosquatting’. Revealing that the scale of the problem is far greater than previously imagined, the study is a wake-up call for online brands that see their trademarks being used to lure internet users to malicious websites. As well as underscoring the difficulties with tackling these activities, the study’s authors have hinted at some of the possible responses that brand owners might adopt.
The Slants trademark registered, fake poppies seized and Jared Kushner visits notorious Silk Street Market: news round-up (Blog)
Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In the latest edition, we look at video game developer Activision being sued for its use of humvees in Call of Duty games, Qatar launching an electronic trademark registration system and an artist causing a stir by selling a fully-functional toilet made of authentic Louis Vuitton bags.
Comic Con battle escalates, UK opposition levels jump and tomorrow’s trademark leaders: news round-up (Blog)
In our latest news round-up we report on the escalation of a Comic Con trademark spat into a free speech row, the unveiling of trademark industry leaders, the formation of a new Argentinian law firm and how North Korea is working towards the establishment of “world-class” consumer brands.
Heather Forrest has been elected as chair of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ Generic Names Supporting Organisation Council, the first time that an IP Constituency councillor has taken on the role.
As Marks & Clerk battles copycat site, new data uncovers prolific rise of Chinese filers at the UKIPO (Blog)
World Trademark Review has learned of a prolific filer of trademark applications at the UK Intellectual Property Office, operating under the name Champion Intellectual Property Management, which has copied the website of leading IP law firm Marks & Clerk. The discovery comes as new data reveals a UK filing spree on the part of previously unobserved Chinese entities with one expert warning that western firms are “looking in the wrong place” when seeking to attract the new wave of applications emanating from China.
At this week’s Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers meeting, representatives from e-commerce giant Amazon received a hostile reception from the Governmental Advisory Committee while seeking to reach a compromise over its stalled ‘.amazon’ generic top-level domain application. In a session on Monday afternoon, the company was told that it had blown an opportunity to reach a compromise and that allowing the application to proceed would open a “Pandora’s box”.
KIPO calls out Chinese plagiarism, USPTO rule making, reality show trademark protection and pugs in Prada: news round-up (Blog)
In our final news round-up of the week, we look at the IP fallout from Kid Rock’s latest tour announcement, how the Korean Intellectual Property Office is speaking out on behalf of infringed domestic brands, the status of trademarks in space and the US Patent and Trademark Office’s planned abolition of interference proceedings.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has come under fire for excluding the full community in its exploration of the General Data Protection Regulation’s impact on the WHOIS system. ICANN stated that the regulation could affect its ability to maintain a single global WHOIS system, and this week two generic top-level domains withdrew public access to registrant information. Trademark counsel should follow the issue closely, as it could lead to the end of WHOIS in its current form and the ability to identify easily (and cost-effectively) the owners of infringing domains. Whatever the outcome, policing activities are set to harden.
Google tackles phishing, Apple faces Animoji fight and domain headache for Gleissner: news round-up (Blog)
Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In this edition, we look at the Japanese company suing Apple over use of the name Animoji, the latest World Intellectual Property Organisation report on Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy figures, a counterfeiting case which led to allegations of attorney misconduct and a brand expert urging more use of social media by law firms.
eBay launches new authentication programme as it seeks to remain ‘gold standard’ platform for rights protection (Blog)
Leading online marketplace eBay has launched an innovative new programme to verify high-priced fashion and luxury goods. While it will not lead to a significant reduction in the overall volume of online counterfeiting, experts tell World Trademark Review that the service could have a significant impact on the most damaging form of illicit internet sales those where consumers who intend to buy an authentic product unwittingly end up with a fake.
Bad news for Louis Vuitton, UKIPO wants your ideas, Trump unveils ITC nominations and adventures of a ‘knock-off brand’: news round-up (Blog)
In this week’s round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere, we look at US President Donald Trump’s two nominations for the US International Trade Commission, a writer’s experience as the face of a well-known ‘knock-off' brand and a title that Louis Vuitton will not welcome.
WIPO considers Azerbaijan office, Caribbean nations urged to monetise intellectual property and India ponders packaging law change: news round-up (Blog)
Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In this edition, we look at how the Indian government is considering a change to packaging laws following pressure from European brands, the World Intellectual Property Office mulling over a new office in Azerbaijan and much more.
This week the Wall Street Journal reported that luxury brands are demanding a firmer commitment from Amazon to police counterfeits on the platform, with talks between the e-commerce giant and Swatch breaking down over Amazon's unwillingness to do more. While the call for increased brand protection mechanisms is persistent, for some luxury brands the decision not to utilise the platform is a wider strategic one, rather than specifically tied to anti-counterfeiting programmes.
UKIP “ripping off” Premier League logo, Greece warns of fake GIs, US brands in the age of Trump: news round-up (Blog)
Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In this edition, we look at the latest brand value ranking table, research into US brands in the Trump era, a darknet seller arrested on his way to a beard competition and the death of a notorious cybersquatter and “news satirist”.
In today’s news round-up, we look at the ongoing trademark dispute between two comic conventions, how Jaguar Land Rover is seeking to protect a discontinued vehicle design, the latest in Amazon’s bid for the ‘.Amazon’ generic top-level domain and the lessons that can be gleaned from US President Donald Trump’s trademark activity in China.
Current approaches to online counterfeiting ineffective, international harmonisation needed, WIPO study suggests (Blog)
A major new study of approaches to online trademark infringement has highlighted significant limitations in prevailing responses to the issue. Underscoring the manifold difficulties of tackling counterfeiting in a borderless online environment, it argues that only a more harmonised approach, based on consistent legal and technical standards, can make significant headway against the problem.
Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In the latest edition, we look at the Office of the US Trade Representative reviewing Thailand’s IP status, Canada's advance towards introducing plain packaging, a luxurious approach to generic top-level domain pricing and a scramble for the Amiga trademark.
Lady Gaga sues Radio Gaga, Olympic legend to speak at IP event, UrWork hits out at WeWork: news round-up (Blog)
Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In the latest edition, we look at trademarks filed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a three-time Olympic gold medallist speaking at an IP event and Lady Gaga stoking online anger with a Radio Gaga lawsuit.
Amazon calls for end to ‘.amazon’ gTLD stand-off; demands prompt action to end dispute with governments (Blog)
Amazon has called on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to “immediately approve” its application for the ‘.amazon’ generic top-level domain, noting that prompt action is necessary because “there is no sovereign right under international or national law to the name ‘Amazon”’, with an Independent Review Process Panel having previously ruled that ICANN acted in a manner inconsistent with its bylaws when rejecting the company’s application. The move to end the stand-off over the string is one that all brands should monitor.
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