The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has clarified the basis for registration of trademarks for software where the software is “merely the conduit through which” the mark’s owner renders its online retail services. In Lens.com, Inc. v...
“Patent Trolls,” or non-practicing entities that buy up patents with the expectation of litigating their way to profit, have been targeting software and computer hardware companies for years. Critics of the America Invents Act believe it did not go far...
As reported in previous blogs and alerts, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has published the list of 1,930 generic top-level domain name (gTLD) applications, to add to the .com's and .net's we have today. The list includes a...
On Wednesday, June 13, ICANN revealed its list of 280 new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) applied-for strings. The full list can be found here.
As discussed in previous posts, trademark owners are encouraged to review the list of new gTLDs, both to...
The application window for new gTLDs closed on Wednesday night, May 30, and ICANN has set the "Reveal" day for June 13, which will also start the application comment and objection period as well.
A few registrars have announced which domain extensions they...
This week, the Global Intellectual Property Center, an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce, released its IP Creates Jobs for America Report. The GIPC states that it "is leading a worldwide effort to champion intellectual property rights as vital to...
Bloomberg, L.P. (“Bloomberg”), a leading provider of business and financial news, successfully raised a “fair use” defense to defeat a claim of copyright infringement arising from Bloomberg’s publication of a recorded conference call between securities...
ICANN Reopens gTLD Application System May 21-30
Big “Reveal” and Opportunity to Object Follow in June
On May 21, 2012, following nearly a month of down time, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) reopened its TLD Application...
Can a would-be trademark-infringer evade the trademark laws by superimposing facsimiles of two different trademarks of the same company into a single combined image, and maintaining that the combined image is legally distinguishable from the true ones? The...