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The New Generic Top-Level Domains and the New Trademark Clearinghouse: Deciding Whether to Register Your Brands

Posted in Anticybersquatting, Domain Name, gTLD Issue, Trademark, Trademark Infringement, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

 By: Susan Neuberger Weller The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) is the organization that oversees domain names worldwide.  It recently began accepting new applications for expanding the number of generic top-level domains (“gTLDs”) on the Internet. The most popular gTLDs until now have included .com, .info, .org, and .net. With the approval… Continue Reading

LINSANITY: The Trademark

Posted in Anticybersquatting, Domain Name, Section 2(a), Section 2(c), Trademark Prosecution

On the heels of recent attempts to trademark a celebrity baby name comes the story of an attempt to obtain trademark protection for the name of a sports celebrity.  Well, a variation of a sport celebrity’s name.  This time, two trademark applications were filed last week for the mark LINSANITY — as in the current craze caused by Jeremy Lin, a player… Continue Reading

NewtGingrich.com: A Lesson in Defensive Domain Name Registration and Maintenance

Posted in Anticybersquatting, Domain Name, Uncategorized, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Not only is Newt Gingrich slipping in recent polls in his efforts to become the presidential nominee for the Republic Party, but he now has a domain name problem.  As reported yesterday, the domain name <newtgingrich.com> has been registered by a pro-Democratic political action committee, American Bridge PAC.  American Bridge bought the domain and programmed it to… Continue Reading

Remedies for Cybersquatting: Comparison of the UDRP and ACPA

Posted in Anticybersquatting, Domain Name, Litigation, Remedies, Trademark Infringement, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Written by Jamison Arterton Last month, the kitchen and bath giant, Kohler Co., filed an anti-cybersquatting suit in federal court in California against several cybersquatters.  In its complaint, Kohler alleges that it previously paid the named defendants $500 to transfer a domain name incorporating the KOHLER trademark in exchange for their agreement that they would not register any… Continue Reading