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Domino match: complainant fails to prove bad-faith registration and use

The decision illustrates several points that are worth bearing in mind when filing a complaint to obtain the transfer of a domain name that includes a seemingly generic term.

13 September 2022

When registrars and their proxy services enable abuse, liability may follow

This week’s Saturday opinion argues that it is in the interest of privacy to support actions geared toward weeding out bad actors in the DNS space.

10 September 2022

“It’s high time someone does this”: new domain blocking service prepares for launch

A new brand protection offering seeks to make abusive name blocking easy across all TLDs.

06 September 2022

UN telecoms agency election will have significant implications for brands as Russian and US candidates go head to head

“There are potential significant global implications of the election for IP issues writ large,” a former senior US government official tells WTR.

31 August 2022

“I know there's pent-up demand”: Brands Registry Group president looks to the future of ‘.brands’

BRG president reflects on the current use of ‘brands’ and how – and which – companies are preparing for the next round.

24 August 2022

Verizon’s biggest ever UDRP win reminds users of the mechanism’s value

Verizon has recovered more than 70 infringing domains in a UDRP decision handed down this week. The case highlights the value – and cost-saving benefits – of the process to rights holders at a time when the system is under review.

20 August 2022

What brands need to know about the soon-to-be-launched ‘.kids’ TLD

The new ‘.kids’ TLD is due to launch this week. Ahead of its sunrise period, WTR explores the opportunities and potential risks for brands interested in using the domain.

08 August 2022

Industry, law enforcement mount effort to block late loophole in EU cybersecurity directive

Multiple stakeholders are seeking to block late-added language in the EU’s new cybersecurity directive, arguing it will fragment and impair their efforts to fight cybercrime.

02 August 2022

How zero-tolerance on infringement provides ROI: the Verizon approach to brand management

WTR sits down with this year's Internet and Telecommunications Team of the Year, Verizon, to learn how a zero-tolerance approach to infringement provides return on investment.

26 July 2022

How HDMI LA approaches brand protection, and boosts revenues through its efforts

In an exclusive interview with WTR, leaders from HDMI LA's licensing and trademark teams explain the secrets behind their success.

21 July 2022

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