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Exclusive research reveals rights holders are relying on historical data to overcome WHOIS blackout, as uncertainty over future persists

Analysis of an exclusive survey, conducted last month, reveals how online brand protection professionals are adapting their strategies in light of the ongoing WHOIS blackout.

21 July 2021

UDRP: caution required for less fanciful trademarks

UDRP complainants should exercise caution when their trademarks are not completely fanciful, especially where the marks also consist of dictionary terms in certain languages.

21 July 2021

Lil Nas X spoofs trademark dispute trial; ICANN72 goes virtual; Joe Exotic brand-building venture – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Cincinnati Customs seizing fake Apple AirPods, warnings over counterfeit cannabis, Ermenegildo Zegna Group going public, and much more.

20 July 2021

Sun sets on Sunrise B as AdultBlock rises to the occasion

Sunrise B, the programme that enabled trademark holders to block their brands for a period of 10 years in the adult-themed ‘.xxx’ TLD, is set to come to an end. In its place, the ‘.xxx’ Registry is introducing two levels of protection: AdultBlock and AdultBlock+.

14 July 2021

ICANN seeks user insight into SSAD plans as significant frustrations over WHOIS blackout persist

ICANN is looking to determine how many users are expected to use the SSAD and the likely volume of requests if the system is implemented.

13 July 2021

XYZ Registry shares brand protection insights following takedown of fake USPTO website

In an exclusive interview with WTR, the vice president of operations at XYZ, Jocelyn Hanc, shares information on how the registry is evolving its brand protection and anti-fraud operations.

08 July 2021

Amazon launches IP Accelerator in India as debate over e-commerce rules intensifies

Amazon has announced the launch of the IP Accelerator programme in India, offering sellers that are also brand owners access to services from trusted IP experts and law firms.

05 July 2021

Top tips for how brand owners can work with online platforms to fight counterfeiting

WTR’s Global Leaders set out an eight-point checklist for what rights holders and e-commerce sites can do to take meaningful action against the online trade in fake goods.

02 July 2021

One in five consumers would boycott brand after mistaken counterfeit purchase, report finds

A new report on counterfeiting in the beauty and personal care industry reveals some worrying statistics on consumer awareness of fake goods online, highlighting the dangers to both customer safety and brand reputation.

29 June 2021

Legitimate interests behind passive holding

In a decision that illustrates why it is crucial to conduct an initial assessment based on all factors and risks before filing a UDRP complaint, the panel denied the transfer of a passively-held domain name.

28 June 2021

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