A WIPO panel has refused to order the transfer of the domain name ‘taffo.com’ under the UDRP, finding that the dispute was in fact a complex trademark matter better resolved in a different forum.
This week, the INTA is hosting its annual European Conference in Madrid, Spain. WTR is on the ground and we present key learnings and insights from the first day of the event.
Corsearch acquired its second brand protection firm last month in a bid to cement its place in the market. WTR sat down with the CEOs of Pointer Brand Protection and Yellow Brand Protection to discuss the company’s plans.
The launch of ‘.gay’, initially scheduled for October 2019 but postponed, is kicking off with two sunrise periods for trademark holders commencing this month and running until 6 May 2020.
ICANN has opened a public comment window seeking input on recommendations related to future access to domain registration data. One industry expert has welcomed the publication of the report, but warns “there is still much to be done”.
While there is cause for alarm in many industries whenever a potential new pandemic arrives, one company has found itself in the spotlight for a different reason following the coronavirus outbreak – the Corona beer brand.
The Department of Homeland Security has issued its long-awaited report into fake goods. The report offers a range of best practices that e-commerce platforms should implement – and threatens action should they fail to do so.
A recent decision involving the domain name ‘matrixmmj.com’ serves as a reminder that complex disputes, such as those between parties with current or past business relationships, generally fall outside of the UDRP’s scope.
A recent UDRP decision involving the domain name ‘breakforthcanada.com’ illustrates the importance of disclosing any relationship between the parties and mentioning any ongoing litigation.
Dell has recently prevailed in two UDRP proceedings involving ‘.co’ domain names consisting of its DELL trademark and a generic word.
A recent UDRP decision concerning the domain name ‘novatela.com’ illustrates the challenges in establishing an absence of legitimate interest when domain name resellers register domain names consisting of common and widely used terms.
Chinese video-sharing social platform TikTok has released its first legal transparency report, revealing that it removes content for IP infringement at a higher rate than Facebook.
Despite years of opposition from South American countries, ICANN has now signed the Registry Agreements and Specification 13 Amendments for the e-commerce giant's '.brand' applications. '.amazon' and its Chinese and Japanese equivalent strings may be delegated imminently.
European and US case law suggests that there are very few situations in which use of a third party’s trademark in a hashtag is permissible. As a result, those looking to advertise on social media need to be aware of the strict rules that apply.
As client demands evolve and change, so too do law firm models. From virtual practices to digital packages and subscription services, the options are myriad. But which will stand the test of time and which best suit client needs?