Last week we wrote Part I of a series of columns on the new...
A Brooklyn man who registered domain names related to real estate mogul Donald Trump...
Last week we wrote Part I of a series of columns on the new gTLDs being subject to the URS Rules: The URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension System) is intended to offer a lighter complement to the existing UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy). All of the new gTLD extensions are subject to the URS […]
A Brooklyn man who registered domain names related to real estate mogul Donald Trump must pay $32,000 damages, a judge ruled Friday. J. Taikwok Yung, a self-described “domainer” developed four websites — trumpmumbai.com, trumpindia.com, trumpbeijing.com, and trumpbudhabi.com — parodying the well-known businessman and providing commentary, often disparaging, on Trump and his television shows “The Apprentice” […]
The URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension System) is intended to offer a lighter complement to the existing UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy). All of the new gTLD extensions are subject to the URS Rules. If you are going to invest in any of the new gTLDs that will be flooding the market, you need […]
Stores can sell marijuana in Colorado and Washington but they can’t — for now — target potential customers on popular sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google. Despite the progressive reputations of these companies, they are keeping existing pot policies in place, frustrating the marijuana industry. The National Cannabis Industry Association has tried to pay Facebook […]
For over six years, Roger Shuler has hounded figures of the state legal and political establishment on his blog, Legal Schnauzer, a hothouse of furious but often fuzzily sourced allegations of deep corruption and wide-ranging conspiracy. Some of these allegations he has tested in court, having sued his neighbor, his neighbor’s lawyer, his former employer, […]
Just weeks after Facebook was sued for allegedly intercepting private messages, the social network finds itself forced to defend another complaint that it conducts unlawful activities, this time for supposedly falsifying member endorsements — aka “likes” — for advertising purposes. The latest complaint, which is seeking class action status, was filed Thursday by lawyers for […]
As everyone knows, there are two major arbitration bodies authorized by ICANN to handle UDRP Cases. On Monday, we listed the top panelists at WIPO that have Denied more claims than all the other panelists. Today, we turn our attention to the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The NAF made news this […]
The year 2013 brought about a big change in the Panel Decisions at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Not only were there substantially more Claims Denied, but the number of findings of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking quadrupled from the previous year. As we do every 6 months, the Panelists who denied the most claims […]
The year 2013 ends with good news for my client who had to defend a UDRP on TriPacific.com. The National Arbitration Forum Denied the claim of TriPacific Capital Advisors, LLC, as the Claimant didn’t begin to use the common law mark until 4 years after the domain was registered. Here is the decision: NATIONAL ARBITRATION […]
Leave it to private enterprise to stick it to the government. Google, Facebook and Yahoo! are all fighting back against the National Security Agency by using harder-to-crack code to shield their networks and online customer data from unauthorized U.S. spying. The companies are protecting user email and social media posts with strengthened encryption that the […]