Jennifer Wolfe – ICANN GNSO council member and a past Domain Sherpa – provides a post-event summary from the ICANN 45 conference that took place in Toronto, Canada, from October 14 to 18, 2012.
* General feeling and sentiment of participants at the event
* ICANN’s new CEO, Fadi Chehade, and his top priority
* Timeline for new gTLDs and how IDNs will have priority
* Valuations for new gTLDs and how it will affect .com domains
* New auction process possibilities, including one reportedly backed by Donuts.co
* The new MyICANN.org website and what it will do for you
October 29, 2012
In this interview, Internet attorney Howard Neu, who successfully represented Rick Schwartz in the SaveMe.com uniform domain-name dispute-resolution policy (UDRP) case, discusses the details of the UDRP, how to improve your chances of winning a UDRP, and how Vanity.com could have improved the chances of winning their UDRP.
* The requirements of a complainant to win a UDRP
* What you are doing today that might be considered “bad faith”
* How the SaveMe.com UDRP was so easily defended
* How Vanity.com, Inc. could lose its domain, Vanity.com, when it owned a trademark
* What domain investors need to know to successfully defend a UDRP
June 25, 2012
Today’s guest first became knowledgable about domain names as a webmaster at the dawn of the World Wide Web and later while working at an Internet high-flier. Now, he is an attorney specializing in intellectual property and domain names.
In an interview that will be sure to interest entrepreneurs, start-ups, and domain name investors, David E. Weslow discusses: buy/sell domain name agreements, trademarks, auto-blogging software that is popular with WordPress-powered websites, UDRP issues, lawsuits, and much more.
July 26, 2011
If you buy a domain name that contains words that are trademarked, you risk losing your financial investment in the domain name, as well as legal fees and your time dealing with a potential legal issue.
Understand and learn how to minimize your risk. Not doing so could be an expensive lesson for you to learn.
July 3, 2011
In my previous article, 6 Ways to Recover a Domain Name from an Infringing Cybersquatter, I provide six ways you can deal with trademark infringement. In this article article I go a little deeper, providing a sample cease-and-desist letter that you might find useful when dealing with trademark infringement of a domain name.
February 14, 2011
A trademark owner — whether registered or common law — who finds a domain name that is identical or confusingly similar to its mark has several options for dealing with the possible infringement, including ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.
January 20, 2011
After a deluge of trademark filings at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), the USPTO decided to issue specific guidelines that would explain exactly when a domain name may or may not be registered as a U.S. federal trademark.
January 6, 2011
Cybersquatting (also known as domain squatting), according to the United States federal law known as the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, is registering, trafficking in, or using a domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else. Think you have a great idea for buying an unregistered […]
December 30, 2010