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|Protect Your Brands in the Coming Flood of New Domains|
Holland Hart LLP;
May 2, 2013, previously published on May 1, 2013Almost every business owns a website with a domain name. these domain names typically consist of the company name or brand (a secondary level domain) next to .com, .edu, .org, .biz, or other generic top level domains (“gtLds”), which is the designator to the right of the dot.
|Browse Away - UK Supreme Court Says Temporary Copies of Copyright Works Produced While Browsing Do Not Infringe Copyright, But Plays It Safe by Seeking a Preliminary Ruling from the CJEU|
Akash Sachdeva; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
May 2, 2013, previously published on May 2013On 17 April 2013, the UK Supreme Court gave its judgment in Public Relations Consultants Association Limited v The Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited and others  UKSC 18.
|ICANN’s Trademarks Clearinghouse Opens For Business|
Lisa Martz; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 26, 2013, previously published on April 25, 2013With the launch of the Trademarks Clearinghouse, brand owners can now stake their territory In the brave new world of expanded generic top level domain names (“gTLD’s”). The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”), the non-profit organization...
|ICANN Appoints a Second URS Provider|
Crowell Moring LLP;
April 25, 2013, previously published on April 22, 2013The Uniform Rapid Suspension system (URS) is a (yet to be implemented) rights protection mechanism established by ICANN that facilitates the rapid suspension of domain names in clear-cut cases of trademark infringement within the Internet's new gTLDs. It is intended to complement the existing...
|The Second Opinion: UK Supreme Court Decides It’s Okay to Look|
Kirsten Thompson; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 24, 2013, previously published on April 19, 2013Is there a difference between having a collection of headlines assembled in a report and sent to you by email versus viewing that same report on a website? The UK Supreme Court recently decided there is, overturning the decisions of the courts below and holding that the latter activity is covered...
|District Court in 2nd Circuit Rejects Broad Interpretation of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.|
Eric A. Packel; Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin;
April 15, 2013, previously published on April 11, 2013Although primarily a criminal anti-hacking statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S. C. § 1030, et seq. (“CFAA”) also provides for certain civil causes of action. In this case, the plaintiff, AAT, argued that various employees violated the CFAA when they downloaded and...
|The Brave New World of Domain Names: How to Protect Your Brand in Preparation for the Dot Something Land Rush|
Michael "Mike" D. Hobbs, Sofia Jeong, Nancyellen Keane, Susan Stabe, Karl M. Zielaznicki; Troutman Sanders LLP;
April 10, 2013, previously published on April 9, 2013 You are familiar with domain names that end with .com, .org, .net, and .edu. As of today, there are only 22 generic top-level domains (gTLDs). However, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has now allowed over 1,900 applications for new gTLDs, and is currently in the...
|New gTLD Trademark Clearinghouse Launches in Anticipation of New Era of Top-Level Web Domains|
Duane Morris LLP;
April 9, 2013, previously published on April 3, 2013ICANN, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has taken another step in expanding the number of sanctioned top-level web domains (TLD). Domain extensions such as .nike, .canon and .bank may now join the already existing TLDs, including .com, .org, .net, .biz and .info, and...
|Google Updates Its AdWords Policy|
Andrew S. Hazen; Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.;
April 5, 2013, previously published on March 2013Google has just announced a revision to its AdWords Trademark policy. If you don’t already know what Google AdWords are, here are the basics: Google AdWords are keyword-driven ads that appear along the right-hand side of your Google search results page. People who search for terms related to...
|Trademark Clearinghouse and the New gTLDs|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 4, 2013, previously published on March 28, 2013The new Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) expansion program developed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) includes a Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), which was set to go into effect beginning March 26, 2013. The TMCH will serve as a central registry of nationally or...