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WIPO: resolving domain name disputes

Cybersquatting occurs when people register domain names in bad faith with the intention of making a profit from the goodwill of a trade mark that they do not ow...

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Anything UCANN do ICANN do better

Rather than the options for domain names being limited to '.com,' '.net,' '.org,' and a handful of other generic top level domains (gTLDs), there could soon be...

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What’s in a name

Bob Jane, a former racing car legend and renowned businessman, has been embroiled in high profile battle with his son Rodney Jane following Bob’s exit from th...

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Brand protection strategies

A company’s brand portfolio is regarded as one of its key assets and these portfolios are rapidly growing worldwide, which has brought with it a shift in focu...

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Trade mark infringement: Louboutin sees red

Christian Louboutin has recently claimed in the Antwerp Court in Belgium that its registered trade mark for its iconic red soled shoes was infringed by the Vlaa...

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Trade mark: storm in a soup bowl

Registering a trade mark grants the owner the exclusive rights to commercially use, licence or sell it for the goods and services that it is registered under. I...

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Intellectual property – a brief guide

Intellectual property (IP) is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognised. For most companies it is their li...

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