Work Area: Domains & domain names

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Possible good news for trademark owners on WHOIS data

The European Union is nearing approval of stronger requirements for domain name registration data that would allow trademark owners to better track down those behind fraudulent websites.

11 May 2022

Domain management and security poised for improvement, but risks remain

Elisa Cooper, head of marketing for GoDaddy Corporate Domains, provides eight key takeaways from the company’s 2022 Global Corporate Domains Index.

10 May 2022

Mattress Firm’s CDRP domain takedown sheds light on CentralNIC brand protection offering

A recent domain name case provides an example of how a lesser-used dispute resolution procedure can be utilised to take down and transfer infringing third-level domain names.

02 May 2022

Complaint for ‘’ fails as respondent's explanation is “just about plausible”

Given that the domain name ‘’ formed part of a pattern of Hebrew-transliteration domain names, albeit small, it was at least conceivable that the respondent had selected the domain name based on its phonetic identity with a Hebrew word.

29 April 2022

Enter the DRUGS Act: how proposed legislation will aid in the fight against counterfeit medicines

In this co-published analysis, Sunstein’s Bryan Harrison explores the challenges posed by illicit online pharmacies, and the legislation that could help pharmaceutical companies fight back.

25 April 2022

UDRP: silence doesn't mean bad faith

While a UDRP panel may draw inferences from a respondent’s default, such default is not necessarily an admission that the complainant’s claims are true.

25 April 2022

IP community urges UDRP review caution, European Commission seeks extension to GIs

IP and business community voices urged ICANN to take a cautious and “expert driven” approach should a review take place.

20 April 2022

Fighting counterfeits around the world: new free-to-view guide now available

The latest Anti-counterfeiting & Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide is now available to users.

19 April 2022

Complainant fails to score in cannabis domain name dispute

Trademark owners wishing to recuperate a domain name through UDRP proceedings should always bear in mind that the overall burden of proof rests with them.

19 April 2022

Creating a cost-effective domain name watching programme

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

A brand protection programme – incorporating domain name monitoring – that tracks third-party activity outside the firewall (ie, on the open internet) is essential for any organisation looking to defend its brand online.

15 April 2022

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