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06 December 2019

Turkey implements plain packaging, Trump trademark spike, and INTA awareness call: news digest

In our latest edition, we look at the resolution of a trademark dispute between the Ramone family, brand loyalty rising, a vegan butcher taking on Nestlé at the USPTO, and much more.

07 December 2018

Turkey plain packaging, WIPO praises Pakistan IPO and '.amazon' up in the air: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a tussle over BRENT marks in Singapore, a "worrying trend" of retail fakes in Papua New Guinea, a new UK IP minister, and much more.

26 January 2018

Pharma brands warned not to be ‘trademark bullies’, Turkey on top, and world’s oldest mark: news round-up

We look at Turkey moving to the top of the European trademark filing league, Activision prevailing in a lawsuit in China, and a warning to pharma brands.

01 January 2018

Turkey: Search engines yield mixed results on liability

Search engines offer wide-reaching advertising opportunities, but the law is patchy on where liability for use of metatags and keywords falls in a trademark infringement suit.

10 March 2015

ALIPAY case highlights efficiency of 'two-way campaign' in domain name disputes

A recent case involving a globally-known Chinese e-commerce company has illustrated the effectiveness of a ‘two-way campaign’ in disputes involving ‘.tr’ domain names: the company opposed the trademark application filed by the owner of the disputed domain name and simultaneously filed a complaint before

27 September 2013

New dispute resolution policy for '.tr' domain names

The Communiqué on the Operation of the Dispute Resolution Mechanism Relating to Internet Domain Names has been published in the Official Gazette. The communiqué introduces Dispute Resolution Service Providers and a system to resolve domain name disputes via arbitration. However, certain aspects of the communiqué raise some questions.

18 September 2013

New regulation on '.tr' domain names comes into force

The Information and Communication Technologies Authority has issued a Communiqué on Internet Domain Names, which aims to regulate procedures and principles for registry agencies and for domain names registrations. The most significant change is that it will be possible to register domain names for which documentation is currently required without the need to provide any documentation.

19 November 2010

New regulation on '.tr' domain names issued

The Ministry of Communications has issued a new regulation on the procedures for the registration and management of '.tr' domain names. Although some provisions entered into force with the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal, the enforcement of some important provisions will be delayed for at least two years. The new regulation nevertheless brings significant changes.

22 February 2008

CIRA orders transfer of ''

A Canadian Internet Registration Authority panel has ordered the transfer of the domain name '' to the owner of the FORMICA mark. Among other things, the panel found that the registrant had no legitimate interest in the '' domain name.