domain names

The practice of brand domain: How does it work?

  The practice of brand domains is in full expansion, led by companies wishing to promote their brand more and more to their customers.What’s this all about? Brand domain is a term used to designate new Tld that correspond precisely … Read More

La pratique du brand domain : Comment ça marche ?

La pratique du brand domain est en pleine expansion, portée par des entreprises désireuses de mettre toujours plus en avant leur marque auprès de leurs clients. De quoi s’agit-il ? Le brand domain est une expression utilisée pour désigner des nouvelles … Read More

Brief: new steps in the opening of the 2nd Round TLD expansion program.

On June 17, ICANN’s Global Domains Division published a document in which further steps related to the next TLDs expansion rounds are assessed. Brands shut out of the first round will be able to apply for their proprietary TLD. This … Read More

Disputes regarding domain names and : it is now possible to act before the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Centre.

The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), registry of the <.CN> and <.中国>ccTLDs, has designated WIPO to provide dispute resolution services under the China ccTLD Dispute Resolution Policy. Disputes in relation to these ccTLDs may be filed with WIPO from … Read More

McDonald’s “Big Mac” trademark revoked?

An American fast food chain McDonald’s risks having its trademark “Big Mac” removed by the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), after a legal confrontation with a small Irish chain called Supermac. In fact, Supermac filed an opposition before the … Read More

Unfair competition and domain names: enlightment by two French court decisions

A domain name enjoys protection, but when does it acquire such protection? Tribunal de Grande Instance of Nanterre, civil division, first chamber, November 3, 2016 The Tribunal de Grande Instance of Nanterre points out that a domain name is a … Read More

“New GTLDs”: where are we?

At the end of 2016, the Afnic, the French Registry, made a report concerning the market of domain names in the world. Thus, since 2014, more than a thousand new  gTLDs arrived on the market, in the image of the … Read More

The effects of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union on the WHOIS data base

In May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force and replace the European Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. The later is currently the applicable law that harmonizes data privacy laws in the European Union.  Consumers … Read More

How to fight cybersquatting in Russia?

In Russia, no specific procedure is provided for the settlement of country code top-level domain (ccTLDs) disputes. A special defense strategy must therefore be adopted to fight cybersquatting in Russia. Cybersquatting on the rise in Russia The number of Internet … Read More

How Are Lawyers and Small Law Firms Using Technology?

Solo and small firm lawyers often find it difficult to compete with larger legal organisations in terms of resources and costs. But thanks to the increasing accessibility and affordability of technology, the playing field is being levelled all the time. … Read More