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Reverse domain name hijacking: a very public risk, and how to minimise it

How reverse domain name hijacking can amount to a public shaming for complainants and their advisors, and tips to avoid it.

25 October 2021

Covid and counterfeits: how brand owners are fighting back against pandemic opportunists

In an exclusive guest post, experts at Gowling look at how brand owners have tackled a significant rise in counterfeit goods during the covid-19 pandemic.

21 October 2021

Unearthed truth: lack of evidence from complainant means success for respondent

This UDRP decision shows that, to prove bad faith, it is crucial for complainants to establish the existence of their trademarks or their reputation at the time the disputed domain name was registered - rather than when commercial use was being made of the domain name.

19 October 2021

Pressure for US to crack down on counterfeits as study reveals alarming impact of fakes

The Buy Safe America Coalition has published a scathing new study revealing “the devastating impact of the sale of fraudulent goods” on US consumers, businesses and the economy as a whole.

18 October 2021

Brand enforcement takeaways from Brand Strategy Southeast Asia

This week, IPBC Southeast Asia, hosted by IAM, and WTR’s Brand Strategy Southeast Asia, were hosted simultaneously.

13 October 2021

New low-cost filing platforms with striking similarities to controversial Trademark Terminal target US applicants

Just weeks after controversial low-cost filing agency Trademark Terminal ceased operations, WTR has identified three more platforms that may be related to it.

13 October 2021

Balancing privacy and security when tackling DNS abuse: M3AAWG and APWG make WHOIS recommendations

The  M3AAWG and the APWG have written to ICANN to present a series of recommendations for opening up access to WHOIS data for legitimate purposes.

12 October 2021

Xerox: the company you thought you knew

We go behind the scenes at a transformed Xerox to learn how the company’s trademark strategy is helping it to branch into new markets.

11 October 2021

Brand protection and security threats: domain management at Red Ventures

An interview with Tegan Dover, information technology procurement manager at Red Ventures, the owner of consumer brands including Lonely Planet, CNET, ZDNet and TV Guide.

11 October 2021

What's the Parramatta matter? Decision highlights limited scope of UDRP

In a clear example of the limited scope of the UDRP as it applies to trademarks, a panel has refused to order the transfer of the domain name ‘parramatta.com’ to the City of Parramatta Council - the owner of several registered PARRAMATTA marks.

11 October 2021

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