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24 July 2019

<em>WTR</em> heads to Brazil – IPBC Latin America 2019 unveiled with new focus on managing the IP lifecycle

IPBC Latin America will be held in São Paulo on 4 December 2019 to explore managing the IP lifecycle. This year WTR is teaming up with sister titles IAM and Latin Lawyer on the event, which will include a focus on brands.

25 June 2019

Amazon TLD back in limbo as governments rail against e-commerce giant and ICANN

Amazon’s application for the ‘.amazon’ TLD is back on hold after the Colombian government lodged a request for ICANN to reconsider its decision to proceed with the applications. 

18 June 2019

ICANN pushes back on government pressure, prepares to publish ‘.amazon’ PICs

ICANN has written to South American government figures, seeking to push back on pressure to rethink its decision to proceed with the ‘.amazon’ applications.

05 April 2019

China data to TMview this year, Brazil moves closer to Madrid, and Beckham versus Inter Milan: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at luxury brands focused on Chinese e-commerce platforms, IP Australia opening a public consultation on fees, Red Points receiving funding injection, and much more.

12 March 2019

ICANN delays '.amazon' decision; tech giant's TLD remains in limbo

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.

26 February 2019

Brazil calls for ‘.amazon’ delay, Swatch and Samsung face-off, and Lithuanian open IP data: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Jerry Seinfeld filing a lawsuit over a ‘counterfeit’ Porsche, a draft policy in India that could empower platforms to blacklist counterfeit sellers, and much more.

29 October 2018

Amazon TLD moves forward but work remains before ‘.amazon’ becomes a reality

The ICANN board has decided that Amazon’s application for the ‘.amazon’ TLD should be moved from the ‘will not proceed’ designation, paving the way for future delegation of a string that has been in limbo for five years. 

01 May 2017

New decision highlights legal risks surrounding AdWords in Brazil

A recent decision on Google AdWords represents a paradigm shift in court thinking and sounds alarm bells for both advertisers and search engines doing business in Brazil

12 November 2010

New '.br' dispute resolution bypasses the courts

NIC.BR, the entity responsible for the registration and maintenance of '.br' domain names, has published a regulation for resolving conflicts related to '.br' domain names via the Administrative System of Internet Conflicts. This system seeks to provide an alternative means of resolution for disputes involving the owners of '.br' domain names and third parties regarding the legitimacy of the registration of the domain names.

03 November 2003

High moral damages awarded in typosquatting decisions

In the past few months, Brazilian civil courts have issued a number of decisions against serial typosquatters who had registered as domain names misspellings of well-known marks owned by various Brazilian financial institutions. The damages awards in the most recent cases have been relatively high and it is hoped that they will serve as important precedents for mark owners.

07 May 2002

Domain name body lifts registration limit

The Research Support Foundation of the State of São Paulo - the entity responsible for the registration of domain names in Brazil - has issued new rules. Companies and individuals are now free to register as many third-level domain names as they like.

25 October 2001

American Airlines wins significant squatting dispute

American Airlines recently recovered two domain names containing its trademarks even though Brazil has not yet become a party to any dispute resolution treaties and the legislature has not yet issued guidelines on what constitutes 'bad faith' registration.

28 August 2001

AOL recovers domain name in Brazil

After a three-year dispute, the US-based ISP America Online Inc has won the right to use the domain name 'aol.com.br'. AOL brought a claim against America On Line Telecomunicações Ltda, a local provider, that had registered the domain name in 1997.