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How ICANN can easily prevent RDNH

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RDNH or Reverse Domain Name Hijacking when the owner of a trademark tries to secure a domain name by claiming a “cybersquatting” case against the owner of the domain. This usually happens when the owner of the domain is a smaller firm or an individual. Paragraph 15(e) of the UDRP Rules defines reverse domain name hijacking as the filing of a complaint in bad faith, resulting in the abuse of the...

Fox Files Trademark for “OK Boomer”

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So, Fox has filed a trademark for “Ok Boomer”. The television giant probably aims at developing a reality, comedy and/or game show called OK BOOMER. Many others have also filed a trademark on the name. Kevin Yen, a New Yorker, also filed for a brand of clothing. A Pittsburgh-based company filed for a brand of stickers and decals. William Grundfest also claimed the name for a series of live stage...

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Dot-Com Trademark Issue

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The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case that whether a generic name along with a generic TLD is applicable for a trademark protection. The Supreme Court took the matter under its purview after there were differences between Trademark institutions and lower courts regarding whether Booking.com is a trademark or not. It all began in 2012, when Booking.com applied to get stylized versions...

Unstoppable Domains launches $1M grant in Blockchain Domain Integration

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In a bid to help wallets, browsers and decentralized applications integrate blockchain domains, Unstoppable Domains has launched a grant of $ 1 Million. The step is majorly focussed towards making blockchain domains more accustomed in the Cryptocurrency environment. The wallet service providers are the major beneficiaries here as it is easier to do transactions with a blockchain domain than...

Italy blocks Six Trading Websites

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Italy continued its blocking sprew with the addition of 6 more websites to the list. Italy’s Companies and Exchange Commission (CONSOB) announced that more websites offering financial services without the proper authorization have been blocked. These websites are: Waltika Partners Ltd ();CobraCFD Ltd (www.c0bracfd.com and www.cobracfd.biz/it);Alfa Financial, Zurich Corporation and lsystems LTD...

Henry Turcan buys 1,750,000 shares of Minds Machines Group

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Henry Turcan an insider of the Minds Machines Group has purchased 1.750,000 shares of it. The sale was made at a price of GBX 6 ($0.08) per share, with a total value of £105,000 ($137,201.10). Minds Machines Group is an operator and owner of gTLDs. It is known for providing “Espresso” registry services technology platform. Major ICANN registrars use this platform. It is a subsidiary of Minds +...

$ 100 Million ad-attack on Trump

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The Democrats are gearing up hard to attack on Trump. The recent attack onTrump from billionaire, philanthropist and a possible Democrat President Michael Bloomberg. The media mogul has announced an online ad campaign targeting the US President with a budget of $ 100 Million. One of the key factors regarding Trump’s victory in 2016 was his ability to change perspectives and interpretations in his...

Due Diligence on Domain Names

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Too often founders jump into the process of purchasing a domain name in order to get their blog or business site out into the world without the thought of protecting their URL from hackers. What you may not know is that your domain name could be subjected to being labeled as Spam or worse, cyber attacks. Here are three strategies to help add extra layers of protection to your domain name. Unless...

Dispute Over .amazon – Two Nation States vs The Ecommerce Giant

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“At first, I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realise I am fighting for humanity.” – Chico Mendes, Brazilian Environmentalist Much has been said about the dispute over the top-level domain .amazon between the two nations Brazil and Peru and the e-commerce titan Amazon. When ICANN offered new TLDs, Amazon was...

Fighting Against A Trademark Bully – How to Handle UDRP

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For young startups, prospective entrepreneurs, small companies and people, buying a good keyword domain has always been a scary thing because of the millions of trademarks out there, in hundreds of countries. The trademark holders watch keyword domain registrations and waste no time to pounce upon if they find even a remote chance of infringement. It costs just $1500 to file what is known as a...

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