January 31, 2012
Now that the window has opened for submitting new top-level domain name applications, should you apply? Before tying to answer that question, a little background.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names, or ICANN
, that regulates the use of Internet domain names announced last June
that it would open the field of generic top-level domains (“gTLD”), the identifiers to the right of the dot (.com, .biz, .org) from the current 22 to any word in any language.
January 26, 2012
Below is the transcript of my January 26, 2012, webinar
presentation sponsored by the International Executive Resources Group focusing on protecting intellectual property here and abroad from new forms of online infringement and brand attacks. But first a word of warning. My talk runs for about 45 minutes and therefore this is a long post. Here is a quick overview of what I cover.
January 10, 2012
Mastering Rubik’s Cube may be easier. Predicting the amount of statutory damages that will be awarded in copyright infringement litigation continues to confound attorneys on both sides of the fence. Why? Here are some reasons.
But first a few words of explanation. I originally wrote this post in April of 2010. I decided to update it after some of the cases I mentioned went through further appeals and retrials. I kept the same title (so you may see the earlier version come up on Google searches) but I substantially rewrote this version.
January 4, 2012
Appellate courts prefer to decide cases on the merits. But they will affirm the sanction of a default judgment dismissing a case where the plaintiff has repeatedly flouted court orders. The latest example is the Federal Circuit‘s December 28, 2011, decision
in Benedict v. Super Bakery affirming Benedict’s default and cancelling his registered trademark as a sanction. But although the Federal Circuit affirmed, it rejected the reasoning below of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.