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.CLUB launches brand protection service

.CLUB Domains, the Registry operating the .CLUB new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD), has recently launched a new service that enables qualified trade mark holders to block .CLUB domain name registrations containing their trade marks. According to the .CLUB Domains’ press release, the Trademark Sentry Unlimited Name Blocking Service (UNBS) “protects a trademark from appearing

Steady growth for domain names in 2018

At the end of 2018, Verisign, the authoritative Registry for all .COM, .NET, .NAME, .CC, .TV, .EDU, .GOV and .JOBS domain names, published its third quarter report for 2018. According to the report, at the end of September there were approximately 342.4 million domain name registrations across all Top Level Domains (TLDs), which represented an

ICANN halts applications for .CORP, .HOME and .MAIL

On 4 February 2018, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) passed a Resolution to halt the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) applications for .CORP, .HOME and .MAIL.  As a result, and in the interest of fairness, ICANN has agreed to refund the full application fees for each TLD (USD 185,000) to

Welcome to the WIPO overview 3.0

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently updated its WIPO Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions, the previous edition of which (WIPO Overview 2.0) was published in 2011. The WIPO Overview is a collection of Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) jurisprudence summarising consensus panel views on a range of

WIPO: Cybersquatting reaches all-time high with the introduction of new gTLDs

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations agency based in Geneva that administers the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), issued a press release last month revealing that cybersquatting cases reached an all-time high in 2016, with 3,036 cases filed (as compared with 2,754 cases filed in 2015), representing a 10% increase over

Europe: IP Enforcement round-up

Over the last quarter, we have published 12 summaries of key IP enforcement developments, including 4 v-logs. This roundup outlines each commentary with a link to the full post, giving you the chance to catch up on any news you missed as 2016 comes to a close. IP Enforcement Focus is our series of written, video and audio

Business critical and valuable domain names – French government stresses importance of Registry lock

The French National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI – Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information) has recently launched an information campaign to heighten public awareness about the dangers of attacks on domain names and the importance of activating the Registry Lock on all sensitive domain names. Domain name holders are generally aware that they can

Paris partner picked for ICANN panel

ICANN, the organization at the heart of the internet, regulating domain names, has selected Hogan Lovells partner David Taylor as one of only two European members to serve on the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice (CCT) Review Team. The other European member is the Principal Advisor responsible for internet governance issues and the Internet

The dragon rises… but mainly in the officially-approved TLDs

China’s country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), .CN, has recently edged ahead of Germany’s .DE to become the second most registered TLD in the world, whilst other Chinese-run (and Chinese government approved) TLDs, such as .TOP and .WANG are seeing explosive growth.  Brand owners should thus be vigilant and ensure that their brands are protected

gTLDs: Baby, you can drive my .car (for €3,000)

December 2015 will see the launch of three generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs), all focused on the automobile industry.  However, the launch of .CAR, .CARS and .AUTO are unlikely to drive up domain name registration volumes due to the very high registration fees being charged by Cars Registry Limited, the joint venture that is the

.ONLINE gTLD: Domain name – respondent shoots himself in the foot

In a recent domain name dispute brought under the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) before the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), a panel ordered the suspension of a domain name under the .ONLINE new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) following the registrant’s filing of a response after a Default Determination ordering the suspension of the domain