Category Archives: Domain Names

Links of Note – April 22 2016

Here are this week’s links from Twitter (@Cyberlaw):

The New Frontier Begins

And so it begins… ICANN is delegating its first new domains under its expansion of the gTLD system. Admittedly, these domains are in foreign languages, but that does not diminish the changing nature of these domains upon the landscape.

The four strings delegated are:
– شبكة (xn--ngbc5azd) – Arabic for “web/network”
Registry: International Domain Registry Pty. Ltd.
– онлайн (xn--80asehdb) – Cyrillic for “online”
Registry: CORE Association
– сайт (xn--80aswg) – Cyrillic for “site”
Registry: CORE Association
– 游戏(xn--unup4y) – Chinese for “game(s)”
Registry: Spring Fields, LLC

More of these domains will be coming online soon, and so trademark owners who want to protect their marks in the new domains will want to register with the Trademark Clearinghouse in order to be first in line for these new domains.

Trademarks and Domain Names Webinar Recording

The recording of my webinar on “Trademarks and Domain Names” has been posted to my Firm’s blog here – I covered the following topics: – Trademark Overview – Domain Name Overview – Domain Name Formats – Domain Names as Trademarks – Domain Names Including Trademarks – UDRP – ACPA – Cybersquatting and Typosquatting –… Continue Reading

Copyright Basics webinar and @cyberlaw Links

For those of you who are interested, I’ll be presenting as part of my firm’s IP Webinar series on October 5, 2011 at 12 CDT on Copyright Basics.  It will be a lot of fun, and hopefully a good learning experience for all.  Since it’s a webinar, be prepared to ask your general copyright questions… Continue Reading

Top level domain expansion coming in 2009

ICANN has today approved an expansion of the top level Internet domains from the familiar ones (.com, .net, .org, etc) to an unlimited array of choices. All that will be required is a showing of technical ability to manage the requested domains. Details are currently sketchy regarding the application process, it appears that ICANN has… Continue Reading

General Media v. Crazy Troll: Not reverse domain name hijacking to bring ACPA case for expired domain

General Media Communications, Inc. v. Crazy Troll, LLC (No. 06 Civ. 40581 LAKFM, Order re: partial summary judgment, January 16, 2007), 2007 WL 102988 (S.D.N.Y.) Plaintiff, General Media, is the publisher of Penthouse magazine.  At one time, it owned the domain name, but its bankruptcy trustee allowed it to lapse.  General Media still has… Continue Reading

Court orders TRO against site selling discount coupons for Northwest Airlines

Northwest Airlines, Inc. v. Bauer; 06 CV 086, D. North Dakota. Order granting temporary restraining order, December 15, 2006. Plaintiff is Northwest Airlines, the 5th largest U.S. air carrier with a family of NORTHWEST marks. It offered special coupons called E-Certificates as a courtesy to passengers who suffer from delays or other service interruptions. The… Continue Reading

Domain name dispute: Angé v. Templer – State court claims

Angé v. Templer Decided February 21, 2006 No. C 05-05169 WHA, 2006 WL 436139 (N.D.Cal.) Plaintiffs, an individual and a California corporation named Gap International, Inc., sued in state court for the conversion of the domain name Defendants include the hosting company who took the Plaintiff’s domain name and the Pennsylvania company named Gap… Continue Reading

Domain name dispute: Digital Telemedia, Inc. vs. C. I. Host, Inc.

Digital Telemedia, Inc., d/b/a Logicworks vs. C. I. Host, Inc. and Logicworks Corporation, No. 04 Civ. 1734(CSH) – Southern District of New York 2006 WL 300465 (S.D.N.Y.) Decided February 8, 2006 The plaintiff, Digital Telemedia, Inc., does business as “Logicworks.” It alleges trademark infringement, cyberpiracy, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices against two defendants. The… Continue Reading