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Here is How to Fix the UDRP

Today at Namescon I had the pleasure of watching three of my esteemed colleagues, Nat Cohen of Telepathy, Inc., Jason Schaeffer of Esqwire.com, and Zak Muscovitch of DNAttorney.com, examine three of the most shocking UDRP decisions of 2016. These decisions involved overreaching trademark owners, extraterritorial trademark rights, and panelist conflict of interests. In listening to… READ MORE

Cybersquatting and Domain Name Disputes | Internet Lawyers

What is cybersquatting? Cybersquatting, as defined by the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (15 U.S.C. 1125(d)): is the registration, trafficking in, or use of a domain name that is either identical or confusingly similar to a distinctive trademark or is confusingly similar to or dilutive of a famous trademark. In simpler terms, cybersquatting occurs where one… READ MORE

Ron Paul Loses Domain Dispute For RonPaul.com

Former US Representative from Texas Ron Paul has lost a domain dispute filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to obtain the ronpaul.com domain name. The ronpaul.com domain name was held by a group of supporters of Ron Paul’s political views, which even offered to transfer the domain name to the former Representative for… READ MORE

ICANN’s New Trademark Clearinghouse

Most of us have grown up with the word “.com” serving as a piece of our every day vernacular. We have seen that three-letter word placed upon highway billboards, we have had it stuck in our head due to lovably-annoying television jingles, and, most obviously, and we have felt comfortable with it occupying the small… READ MORE

Cybersquatting Cases Increased 5% Over Last Year, WIPO Reports

The number of cybersquatting cases handled by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) increased 5% in the last year to reach a record 2,884 filed cases. According to WIPO’s director general Francis Curry, the majority of the cybersquatting cases were filed in the areas of retail, fashion, banking, and finance. The United States was responsible… READ MORE

Domain Name Litigation: Burger King Fights Cybersquatting In Russia

Burger King has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in Russia against a Moscow-based individual to recover the burgerking.su and burger-king.su domain names. Burger King also seeks 500,000 rubles in compensation for the unlawful registration of the domain names. This amount, which translates into approximately $16,000 US Dollars, is significantly lower than the potential remedies under… READ MORE

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