World Cup counterfeit sellers continue to score own goals

As in previous tournaments, the peddlers of counterfeit goods are taking advantage of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil in an attempt to make a quick buck.  However, it appears they are scoring their own fair share of own … Continue reading…

The New gTLD Effect

Ten years ago Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Thomas Friedman described how the Internet was the new battle field for global brands.  He noted that the ever changing deployment of new technologies, a new generation of Internet users, free from the … Continue reading…

One Millionth New gTLD Registration Passes In Controversial Circumstances

The one millionth new gTLD registration occurred back in June in somewhat controversial circumstances. Leading the way with registrations is .xyz that now has 437,292 registrations according to nTLDstats, but most of these have come from a special but somewhat … Continue reading…

.London Priority Period Sees Nightlife.London Top Applications

The .London domain that has proved most popular is nightlife.london with over 40 applications. London’s pre-eminence in the entertainment sector is also reflected in the popularity of domain names such as whatson.london, theatretickets.london and concerts.london. But while nightlife.london has proved … Continue reading…

European Commission Moves Towards Stronger Enforcement Of IP Rights

The European Commission recently adopted two communications that aim to ensure a better enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) within the EU and in third countries. The EU Action Plan sets out a number of actions to focus the EU’s … Continue reading…