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ICANN Tells IP Community They Won't Police Piracy Sites

The intellectual property community has been pressuring ICANN to do more to police content online and force registrars t…  Read more

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Internet Access: A Chokepoint for Development

In the 1980's internet connectivity meant allowing general public to communicate and share knowledge and expertise with…

Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction

The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is not an exclusive forum for the resolution of domain names ac…

The Impact of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on Supplemental Filings in UDRP Cases

In another blog post, I wrote about the sometimes confusing circumstances in which domain name dispute panelists will co…

traverselegal

Political Cybersquatting: Politician Domain Names Getting Big Money But Why?

As a politician, are you faced with the question of whether it would be easier to just pay the high price to quickly obt…

The Cost of Protecting Your Brand and Domains

If a company wants to protect their brand, they may have to consider paying the price of $2,499 in order to register .su…

What To Do When You Do Not Own the Domain Name That Corresponds To Your Trademark?

How can I get the domain name that matches my trademark? Domain names rights are on a first come, first serve basis. An…

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KITCHN.COM UDRP DENIED

In a 3 person panel decision, the UDRP Claim for Kitchn.com was denied at WIPO. In the case of Kitchn Norge AS v. Abdul…

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2016 DOMAIN INDUSTRY AWARDS NOW OPEN

DOMAIN INDUSTRY AWARD Nominations for 2016 are now open. Nominations will remain open until Thursday, July 28th at 6 P.M…

CLAIMANT FOOLISHLY TRIES TO GET THE 2ND BITE OF THE APPLE

In a new UDRP decision handed down by a 1 person panel at the National Arbitration Forum, where Complainant is Sarten Am…

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DomainNameWire's Latest Podcast: Domain Name Leasing and Options

By Zak Muscovitch I am relatively new to podcasts - listening to them, and certainly being interviewed on one, so I was…

Planning on Going to India for DomainX or ICANN?

By Zak Muscovitch. Two big upcoming conferences are taking place in India; DomainX in August, and ICANN in November. I…

Bring Your Domain Name Leasing Questions to Namescon® 2016

By Zak Muscovitch. Last year at Namescon, my Domain Name Leasing Workshop was (to my surprise) packed, and attendees got…

coopermills

The importance of Chinese trade mark registration

Trade mark registration and Brand protection should always be a top business priority and this is especially true for co…

Own Name Defence to Trademark Infringement

A trademark battle over the term “Flexopack” has provided useful insights into the “Own Name” Defence contained…

Brexit and its impact on UK and EU trade mark rights

Last month the UK voted to leave the European Union, leaving many questions unanswered about how this will affect existi…

aplegal

Lyft and Uber Involved in Trade Secrets Case

Ride sharing company Lyft Inc. is asking the courts to prevent their number one competitor in the ride service industry,…

Fair Use and YouTube

Who could have foreseen the impact that a video of a dancing baby uploaded by his mother in 2007 would have so much impa…

Dollar Shave Club Files Countersuit Against Gillette

Dollar Shave Club has entered a countersuit against Gillette in an ongoing lawsuit alleging intellectual property violat…

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Lewis & Lin Defends RapidTransformation.com Domain Name Against Claim by Registered Trademark Owner

Last week, Lewis & Lin received a decision from the National Arbitration Forum denying the claim of The Sinclair Group a…

Lewis & Lin Welcomes Claudio Simpkins

Lewis & Lin is pleased to announce that Claudio Simpkins has joined the firm as an associate. Claudio graduated from Har…

Lewis & Lin Wins Summary Judgment on Cybersquatting Claim

Lewis & Lin recently won a motion for summary judgment in our case against a domain name cybersquatter. We represented p…

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You’ve Got .EMAIL: Trusting the .EMAIL Space

Cybersquatting* remains a prevalent issue in the legacy generic top-level domain (gTLD) space – .COM, .INFO, etc. –…

The .COFFEE Buzz

.COFFEE, like so many other intuitive generic top-level domains (gTLDs), has the potential for opportunities and growth…

Cybersquatting Toolkit : The Trademark Clearinghouse

The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is an important tool for brand owners who want to cut down on incidents of cybersquat…

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Skating On Thin Ice: penalties for website owners and keyboard warriors

The recent decision of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Delfi SA v. Estonia, Application…

A Legal perspective on Open Source and IPR – Cost and Time Efficiencies or a Faustian Pact?

Well that depends!  If the relevant governing licence is benign then it may be a “win-win” situation enabling you t…

Don’t sign that! – Spotify shows you how a lawyer can help you make money

On Wednesday Spotify announced a whole new raft of services for its users; video streaming, podcasts, and an extremely i…

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Lawyer Fights Texas To Keep His Domain Name

A Texas worker’s compensation attorney convinced a federal appeals court to send his case back to the trial court to r…

Victoria Secret Loses UDRP to Brothel

In an unusual and interesting ruling, WIPO denied Victoria’s Secret complaint against a brothel for transfer of the do…

I Want to Register a Trademark

Under United States Law you can establish rights in a trademark simply by using it.  However, owning a federal trademar…

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DomainNameWire's Latest Podcast: Domain Name Leasing and Options

By Zak Muscovitch I am relatively new to podcasts - listening to them, and certainly being interviewed on one, so I was…

Planning on Going to India for DomainX or ICANN?

By Zak Muscovitch. Two big upcoming conferences are taking place in India; DomainX in August, and ICANN in November. I…

Bring Your Domain Name Leasing Questions to Namescon® 2016

By Zak Muscovitch. Last year at Namescon, my Domain Name Leasing Workshop was (to my surprise) packed, and attendees got…

lexsynergy

ICANN Tells IP Community They Won't Police Piracy Sites

The intellectual property community has been pressuring ICANN to do more to police content online and force registrars t…

.UK and .LONDON Promotion

Starting 1 August 2016, Lexsynergy clients who register a .uk domain can receive the matching .london domain at the same…

IDNs Released For .SITE and .WEBSITE

Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are now available to register within .SITE and .WEBSITE. The following languages w…

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YOU’RE INVITED: SAPER LAW HOLIDAY PARTY AT DOLCE

 Saper Law and Culture Studio 2015 Holiday Party December 9, 2015 5:30pm to 7:30pm Dolce at the Godfrey This event is o…

Fox News Chicago interviews Daliah Saper about Charlie Sheen’s HIV Announcement

Daliah Saper appeared on Good Day Chicago this morning to discuss the legal ramifications of Charlie Sheen’s HIV Annou…

Daliah Saper featured in James ToolBox article: Chicago Lawyer Succeeds with Speaking, TV Appearances, and Facebook

Mark Thompson recently interviewed Daliah Saper about her practice for a feature length article on jamestoolbox.com Chic…

fairwindspartners

Rethinking the Oki Data Fair Use Test

One of the most oft-cited decisions in the history of the UDRP (Oki Data Americas, Inc. v. Asdinc.com) involves use of t…

The Responsible Cybersquatter

We’ve all seen the typical pay-per-click websites that are reached by inputting certain domain names into the address…

Events of Interest: ICANN 56 and the 2nd GDD Summit

This week, ICANN is kicking off its second public meeting of the year in Helsinki, Finland. FairWinds will be traveling…