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Recent Articles on Trademark and Cybersquatting

See also Anthology of Commentaries on Cybersquatting — 2014

Understanding the Legal Options Used to Fight Cybersquatting

Compressed in as little as a word or two, or perhaps an expressive phrase, trademarks communicate powerful stories about who businesses are and what they stand for. They are at once guardians of reputations, ambassadors of goodwill and advocates of consumption…. [Continue reading, Understanding the legal options used to fight cybersquatting _ Network World, January 14, 2015.]

Advantages and Approaches in Registering Trademarks

Trademarks are unique identifiers of a business’ goods or services, and as such are at once the embodiment of its reputation and goodwill and a testament to its integrity. Laws and policies that provide for a trademark registry and favor registered marks have a deep history in Western culture, traceable to the ancient guilds that once controlled all aspects of commercial life. [Continue reading, New-York-Law-Journal, December 30, 2014.]

Opportunistic Registration of Domain Names: What is Going On, and What Tools are Available For Trademark Owners

In June 2011, the Board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) adopted policy recommendations to expand the number of generic top level domains (gTLDs) from the familiar abbreviations, .com (commercial) .edu (education), .biz (business), and .gov (government) to include whole words, or “strings” (for “strings of characters” in ICANN’s lexicon.)…. [Continue reading, IP Section New York State Bar Association, Bright Ideas Journal, Fall 2014 issue.]

The Forum of Choice for Arbitrating Cybersquatting: The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

What we recognize today as self evident about the world wide web with its mixture of opportunity and opportunism was hardly visible in the early 1990s when the Internet began its transformation from the online network created by the academy in the 1980s to the commercial marketplace of today…. [Continue reading, ADR Section New York State Bar Association, ADR Journal, Spring 2014 issue.]

 

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