With the GDPR enforcement date of May 25 fast approaching, the US government and INTA have expanded on their concerns – with a warning that a WHOIS blackout will result "in a field day for bad actors".
In our latest round-up, we look at a registry’s plans to charge trademark owners for access to WHOIS data and the war of words over plans for an IP markets watch list.
adidas and Reebok International have filed a lawsuit against 53 sellers of alleged counterfeit goods on social media sites. For those not yet monitoring the platform, the action provides a reminder that Instagram should be part of your policing strategies.
In our latest round-up, we look at how a trademark scammer has rebranded, how a trademark may offer clues on the company that has hit headlines across the world, Cambridge Analytica, and much more.
The sheer scope of online counterfeiting and the anonymity that the Internet provides counterfeiters necessitate that brand owners look to internet service providers – whose roles in the world of e-commerce are essential – for assistance in blocking or preventing counterfeiters from using their services.
Privacy advocates hail the new General Data Protection Regulation as a big step forward in the protection of personal data against misuse and abuse by commercial interests. But how does our increasingly global internet-based society deal with bad actors, including criminals, in the face of these new privacy protections?
Two new policies going into effect soon underline the fact that the phishing attacks and spoofing that lead to data breaches are only increasing in frequency – and there is no slowing down in sight.
For counsel not yet familiar with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, this chapter provides a high-level overview of the policy. For even the most veteran practitioners, this chapter offers insights and lessons learned over the past 19 years.
Criticism of a Ram Trucks ad aired during this week’s Super Bowl broadcast continues to rumble on. A key question from a brand perspective is whether holding ground in the face of a backlash is the right approach.
In our latest news round-up we look at how the Zimbabwe government is pledging to tackle counterfeit goods, the brands being accused of using “underhand tricks” to fool consumers, and much more.
The Southern District of Florida has granted the award for attorney fees after PeopleNetwork decided not to pursue its oppositions against registrations for various BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE marks due to lengthy and costly proceedings.
Assessing the relevance of internet evidence can be a daunting task for rights holders. However, if submitted accurately at the earliest stages, such evidence may sway infringement proceedings
While consumers enjoy the low prices offered on Black Friday, the sales period is a significant challenge for trademark practitioners – especially for protecting shoppers from online scams.
The District Court for the Southern District of Florida has entered a stipulated judgment for $1.5 million against an ex-licensee of the TECHNOMARINE trademark for federal trademark infringement and unfair competition.
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia recently overturned a finding by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that the mark BOOKING.COM was generic for travel agency services in Class 39 and hotel reservation services in Class 43. The ruling could have implications for applicants seeking trademark registration for domain names comprised primarily of descriptive or generic wording.