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Using IP Geolocation Data to Support Regulatory Compliance

Complying with strict data privacy regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a must do. Violators can get penalized as much as €10 million or 2% of their annual turnover. This reality makes it critical for organizations, therefore, to employ strict employee, customer, and stakeholder data management policies. more

Together for the Good of the Internet: eco Complaints Office Registers More Reports Than Ever Before

For 25 years, the Complaints Office of eco -- Association of the Internet Industry has been successfully combatting illegal content on the Internet. The 2020 report now available shows that the independent hotline is making a significant contribution to the take-down and criminal investigation of illegal content. more

Thinking Outside the Box – Protecting Non-Music Brands' IP on Digital Music Services

When brands think about registering a trademark, it's natural to consider the classes that match the direct nature of their products and services. A car manufacturer would register under vehicles; an apparel brand would register in clothing, footwear, and headwear – and perhaps jewelry if they offer accessories. more

The High Cost Of Privacy In A Post-GDPR World

It has officially been over a year since the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect and in that time, we've come to see both the benefits, and the very serious drawbacks of this program. more

Why UDRP Panelists Must Follow the Policy: A Look at the Devex.org Decision

Observers of the UDRP are aware that ICANN has substantially abrogated responsibility for oversight of the UDRP. ICANN accredits dispute resolution providers (DRPs) without requiring a contract so that the DRPs are held to no enforceable standards. more

Why the Record Number of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking UDRP Filings in 2016?

By replacing the core criterion of the Policy with repurposed language found elsewhere, panelists inadvertently encourage Complainant companies to attempt to misuse the UDRP to steal domains that were registered long before those companies and associated product trademarks came into existence. more

2016 U.S. Election: An Internet Forecast

The unexpected election of Donald Trump, along with continued Republican control of both houses of Congress will have a big impact on our US priorities. While the outlook remains unclear, we've prepared the memo below examining the initial impact the election may have on issues that matter to Internet infrastructure companies and organizations. more

US Court Grants DCA Trust's Motion for Preliminary Injunction on .Africa gTLD

A United States District Court, Central District of California - Western Division ruling has granted a Preliminary Injunction for DotConnectAfrica, the decision for DotConnectAfrica Trust v. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers & ZA Central Registry. more

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