A recent decision under the UDRP highlights that having a trademark, by itself, does not necessarily mean that the trademark holder will succeed in obtaining the transfer of a domain name, even if it identically reproduces such trademark.
While most public comments on the USPTO’s proposed change to representation rules are in support, there is one significant dissenting voice in LegalForce founder Raj Abhyanker.
“Free speech social network” Gab recently launched Dissenter, a platform that allows users to add comments on any website domain. Research from WTR finds that corporate homepages are often littered with defamatory comments.
ICANN has passed a resolution that ends the organisation's efforts to lead a facilitation process aimed at settling a domain name dispute between Amazon and the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation.
As rights holders increasingly work with social media influencers, we take a look at whether these online celebrities are seeking trademark protection and the opportunities and risks for brands.
An exploration of what users feel is missing from data platforms and how these service providers are evolving their tools to capitalise on Big Data.
A decision involving the domain name ‘bellaterratravel.com’ highlights that complex disputes, such as those between parties with current or past business relationships, generally fall outside of the scope of the UDRP.
This year’s Brand Finance Global 500 ranking saw large companies in key sectors continue their upward brand value trajectory. For many, this is a cause for concern.
Online gaming has driven significant growth in the gambling industry and key players are capitalising on intellectual property to protect their innovations.
WTR speaks with Etienne Sanz de Acedo about how INTA is evolving, as well as the need for trademark practitioners to embrace the new.
A UDRP panel has unanimously denied a request for transfer of the domain name ‘indianhotels.com’, finding instead that the complainant had engaged in reverse domain name hijacking.
Research from WTR reveals that multiple major brands are being impersonated on new social network platform MeWe. For that reason, the website should be on the radars of all rights holders.
A recent decision by a WIPO panel has highlighted that, under the UDRP, the transfer of a domain name between commonly controlled entities or persons does not generally extinguish rights and legitimate interests that have already accrued.
A recent decision under the UDRP shows that legitimate interests in a domain name may be established by the registrant’s bona fide preparations prior to the actual use of such domain name.
In a welcome development for trademark owners, a new policy for the resolution of domain name disputes under the ‘.ua’ TLD will be launched on 19 March 2019.