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Booking.com Supreme Court Decision for TM Domains

Three of the top legal minds in domain name case law join us to discuss the historic US Supreme Court decision regarding the trademark on Booking.com. Hear perspectives from Zak Muscovitch, Karen Bernstein, Stevan Lieberman, plus vital thoughts on how this may impact domain valuations from Andrew Rosener.

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Zak Muscovitch
Zak Muscovitch
Meet Zak Muscovitch, ICA General Counsel. A Private Practice IP and Business Lawyer, Zak is a global leader in domain law, setting precedent and playing an essential role in the foundation and creation of international domain name law- since 1999, the very beginning.  Zak is based in Toronto, Ontario.

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Karen Bernstein
Karen Bernstein
Karen J. Bernstein is the Managing Partner of Bernstein IP, which counsels its Cannabis and Hemp clients to navigate the complex world of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and the Internet. Karen also has a background as an executive in the advertising business, prior to law school. Today, Karen brings her unique background and skills to the practice of intellectual property and business law.

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Stevan Lieberman
Stevan Lieberman
Stevan is a Washington D.C. based attorney who spends most of his professional time focused on prosecution (applying for Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights), litigation in intellectual property law, especially domain name / Internet law and Internet Technologies and contractual issues. He has also been instrumental in other aspects of the domain name industry; including both registrar & registry setup and management, foreign corporation setup, participation in the Internet Commerce Association and more.

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Andrew Rosener
Andrew Rosener
Andrew Rosener is the CEO of the industry-leading domain name broker Media Options.

Andrew is widely considered a thought leader and expert on domain name value & methodology as well as domain name sales & acquisitions. With 20 years experience with domain names, Andrew has leveraged his knowledge and expertise to make MediaOptions the Go To domain name firm for startup & company domain acquisitions as well as high value domain name sales.

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7 Responses to “Booking.com Supreme Court Decision for TM Domains”

  1. WW says:

    Tess: ‘Is that trademarked?’ – classic!

    1. DomainSherpa says:

      HA! Glad you enjoyed that one ;)

  2. Anunt says:

    Great show.

    Learned 2 things from this show:

    1. Booking trademark decision has not changed anything that matters to domain investors.

    2. None of you guys are wearing pants while taping this show.

    1. DomainSherpa says:

      On the contrary- this decision will influence branding trends, and is being interpreted by many investors as a strong indicator to double down on 1 word generics. If it had been decided the other way, we would probably see more branding trends towards names like Google and Yahoo and less like Apple and Amazon.

      As for the pants… LOL

  3. ALBERT says:

    Great show everyone.

    I believe that this was a horrible decision that, while in the short run, will make single word generics more valuable.

    Having said that, people will think twice about buying names like bookingclub, bookinghotels, booking anything.

    How about typos like jewlry.com?

    How about ejewelry.com?

    The Supreme Court protects the rich corporations and they keep proving it with their rulings.

    They have created a “gray” area for no reason and only those with deep pockets will be able to litigate.

  4. Don says:

    For me this show was gold. Thanks for putting this together.

    Don

  5. Bobby says:

    Great show.
    Great panel.
    Thanks!

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