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INTA 2013: Gearing Up for Dallas

The International Trademark Association's Annual Meeting is quickly approaching and we're excited to join the Intellectual Property community to share insights. Since the last meeting, we've been witnessing a sea of change and we expect these changes to continue. more»

Thomson Reuters to Acquire MarkMonitor

The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase MarkMonitor, a global leader in online brand protection. more»

Afilias Says "No" to SOPA

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is the subject of substantial controversy in the United States, and the domain name industry is squarely in the middle of the debate. Many DNS service providers and technology developers in the industry oppose SOPA, Afilias among them. Here's why. more»

Minds + Machines to Announce New .brand gTLD Pricing at INTA

Minds + Machines is a sponsor of the Trademarks and the Internet conference put on by the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Washington DC this coming week on Wednesday and Thursday (September 21st and 22nd); will introduce a new program for brand owners who have decided to apply for a new gTLD. more»

.CO Recognized Alongside Industry Giants in Trademark Industry Awards

The exclusive event was attended by several hundred of the world's most well-known and well-respected lawyers and trademark professionals -- and individuals and teams from companies like Apple, Coke, Google, Amazon and Microsoft were honored for their important work. more»

Verisign and Coalition for ICANN Transparency, Inc. ("CFIT") Resolve Litigation

Verisign, Inc., the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, announced today that it has entered into a Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release with the Coalition for ICANN Transparency, Inc. ("CFIT"), CFIT's members, and specified related parties that resolves the over five-year long CFIT litigation. more»

MarkMonitor to Co-Chair International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition Spring Conference

MarkMonitor®, the global leader in enterprise brand protection, has announced that Frederick Felman, Chief Marketing Officer at MarkMonitor, will serve as co-chair for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) 2011 Spring Conference and lead a panel discussion on the myths and realities of brand abuse on social networks with Jamie O'Donnell, founder of SEO PR. more»

Q4 2010 Fraud Intelligence Report

The MarkMonitor fourth quarter 2010 Fraud Intelligence Report is now available. Here are the main findings from the report. more»

AusRegistry Int. and Crowell & Moring Join Forces to Support New Top-Level Domain Applicants

AusRegistry International, a leading provider of Domain Name Registry Services, today announced the establishment of a strategic relationship with Crowell & Moring, a leading international law firm recognised for its expertise in a number of areas including the domain name industry, to offer a range of consulting and technical registry services to new Top-Level Domain (TLD) applicants. more»

MarkMonitor Report: How Scammers Generate Significant Traffic Promoting Suspected Counterfeit Goods

The report reveals how suspected counterfeiters attract at least 56 million annual visits to e-commerce sites and sell almost 1.2 million suspicious jerseys via e-commerce and business-to-business (B2B) exchange sites annually. more»