Time To Re-Evaluate Your TLD Strategy By Sheri Falco, General Counsel, ICM Registry LLC

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’s new top-level domain program resulted in approximately 1,400 new TLDs for consumers and brands; including new domain extensions like dotWine, dotGolf, dotLaw, dotNYC, dotBMW, etc. The intellectual property community significantly influenced the creation … Continue reading…

Digital Threats Targeting Australian Brands

As Global brands become more proactive in protecting their revenue and reputation in the digital space, brand abusers are now targeting new markets and soft targets to attack… Australia’s intellectual property is valued at $A222.0 billion with expenditure on intellectual … Continue reading…

ICANN Asks US and Canadian Regulators to Consider if “Illicit” SUCKS Violates Laws

There has been widespread outrage from brand owners as to the business model of the .sucks gTLD with fears the gTLD will turn into a forum for registrants to ‘bash-a-brand’. And now following complaints from ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency, ICANN … Continue reading…

Holiday Scam

Last year the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) estimated that UK holidaymakers were conned out of £7m by fraudsters.  With our thoughts now turning to planning our summer holidays it looks like this year will be … Continue reading…

Schoolboy error from the Apprentice champion

In late December the tenth series of The Apprentice reached its climax when Lord Sugar chose Mark Wright to be his latest business partner after a gruelling twelve week competition.  Whilst Wright was one of the stronger candidates in this … Continue reading…