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01 February 2002

High Court delivers important ruling on passing off

Radio Taxis, which takes bookings for London black cabs by telephone and on its website '', has failed in an attempt before the High Court to win the domain name '' from its rival Dial-A-Cab.

24 October 2001

Dispute resolution guidelines leave many foreigners in the cold

The Supreme People's Court has issued guidelines that provide courts with objective standards for the trial of domain name disputes. However, foreign trademark owners that have not yet started doing business in the country may find it difficult to protect their marks.

17 October 2001

ICANN committee recommends at-large change

ICANN's At-Large Study Committee has recommended that the organization significantly alter the role of its at-large membership. The proposed changes would affect the requirements to be met for at-large membership and the advisory powers of the at-large constituency.

16 October 2001

Court takes softly-softly approach in cybersquatting first

A recently granted injunction is the first decision of a Czech court concerning a domain name dispute. While the court did not consider whether a domain name registration breaches trademark rights, it did state that trademarks take precedence over domain names.

22 January 2002

NeuLevel announces new '.biz' allocation system

NeuLevel is changing its allocation system for the 39,000 '.biz' domains that are the subject of litigation in California amid allegations that the company is running an illegal lottery. NeuLevel plans to start allocating the contested domains in February with another round of IP claims review, followed by a round-robin distribution of the remaining names.

06 December 2001

Domain name registry suspends ISP for spamming

New Zealand's domain name registry Domainz has suspended Strongnet, an internet service provider, after it launched a spam campaign designed to poach customers from rival Asia Online. The suspension remains in place while Domainz considers whether Strongnet broke any registry rules.

01 January 2017

Staci R DeRegnaucourt

Staci DeRegnaucourt is a principal attorney with the boutique IP law firm Quinn Law Group, PLLC. During her tenure with Quinn Law Group, Ms DeRegnaucourt has been instrumental in the expansion and diversification of Quinn’s trademark practice, which now incorporates global portfolio management and strategic counselling; brand management; trademark selection, clearance, registration, maintenance and enforcement; and anti-counterfeiting.

11 April 2016

It’s not me, it’s EU: what a Brexit could mean for trademark practitioners

Episode 14: We look at the upcoming EU referendum in the UK, or ‘Brexit’, and what effect a vote to leave the European Union could have on both the UK and international trademark communities.

05 June 2018

“Alienating multiple allies” – tariffs harm global battle against counterfeits, associations warn

Two trade associations in the United States have spoken publicly about their concerns over the Trump administration’s recent steel and aluminium tariffs on the European Union, with claims that targeting trade allies “weakens” the ongoing battle against fake goods.

01 June 2018

USPTO proposes paperless future, law firm inequality and liquid crystal anti-counterfeiting: news round-up

In our latest trademark industry news round-up, we look at a notice of proposed rulemaking from the USPTO, Twitter prevailing in a trademark dispute and research exploring law firm gender inequality.

19 May 2018

Come and say hello to the World Trademark Review and WTR 1000 teams

The World Trademark Review team has arrived in Seattle for the 2018 Annual Meeting. If you are in town, then visit us in the exhibition hall at stand 213 to meet us, demo the World Trademark Review platform and pick up some of our latest publications.

17 May 2018

Manchester United tops Premier League of trademarks; Messi overtakes Neymar in player rankings

Exclusive research by World Trademark Review reveals the filing activity of the world’s most valuable football clubs and players, and finds that Manchester United boasts the most trademarks of any team in the world.