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