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  1. How Brands May Navigate the Challenges Raised by ICANN’s Domain Name Expansion

    How Brands May Navigate the Challenges Raised by ICANN’s Domain Name Expansion

     
     

    Sometime in 2013 we may experience the largest expansion of the Internet namespace in history. On June 13, 2012, ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names) announced the receipt of 1,930 applications from 60 countries for 1,409 new generic top-level domains or gTLDs. (A gTLD is part of the domain name or string to the right of the dot, such as .com., .biz or .org.) A list of applicants is here.

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  2. Andrew to Speak on July 10 at Webinar Sponsored by GOAL About ICANN’s New gTLDs

    Andrew to Speak on July 10 at Webinar Sponsored by GOAL About ICANN’s New gTLDs


     
    I will speak at a GOAL (Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers) webinar on July 10, 2012 re one of the  most significant changes to the Internet, ICANN’s expansion of the namespace to include an unlimited new number of generic top-level domains (gTLDS) in any language.
    I will cover the following:
    a. Who applied for a gTLD  and why
    b.

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  3. Andrew Berger to Speak at Intellectual Property and Technology Association at Cornell Law School on Brand Protection

    Andrew Berger to Speak at Intellectual Property and Technology Association at Cornell Law School on Brand Protection


     
    Andrew will speak to the Intellectual Property and Technology Association at Cornell Law School on Tuesday evening March 26, 2012 on How Brands May Protect Themselves Against New Forms of Online Attacks and Infringements. Information about the program is here.

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  4. Andrew to Moderate Internet Hot Topics Discussion at the ABA Litigation Section Annual Conference in D.C.

    Andrew to Moderate Internet Hot Topics Discussion at the ABA Litigation Section Annual Conference in D.C.


    Andrew will moderate a panel discussion at the ABA Litigation Section’s Annual Conference in D.C.  The topic will be “Internet and Social Media in the Forefront: Current Hot Issues and Developments.” The program will take place on Thursday April 19, 2012 between 3-4 pm.
    Speakers with be Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law at American University Law School; David Perrot, Research Director at Decisionquest; Stanley Pierre-Louis, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Content Protection at Viacom Inc.; and Mozelle Thompson, former Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission and CEO of Thompson Strategic Consulting.

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  5. Should You Apply for an ICANN Top-Level Domain: the Benefits and the Pitfalls

    Should You Apply for an ICANN Top-Level Domain: the Benefits and the Pitfalls


     
    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.

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  6. Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the U.S. and Abroad from New Forms of Online Infringement and Brand Attacks

    Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the U.S. and Abroad from New Forms of Online Infringement and Brand Attacks


    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.

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  7. Webinar on Protecting IP in US and Abroad From Online Infringement and Brand Attacks

    Webinar on Protecting IP in US and Abroad From Online Infringement and Brand Attacks


     
    Andrew will speak at a webinar on January 26, 2012 at 10:00 am sponsored by the International Executive Resources Group on protecting your IP in the US and abroad from new forms of online infringements and brand attacks.
    Andrew will begin by discussing three reasons why global infringement is a growing and what governments and copyright holders are doing here, in Europe and China to combat it.

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  8. Blocking Your Mark From Registration as a .XXX Domain Name

    Blocking Your Mark From Registration as a .XXX Domain Name

     
    Today begins the inaptly named Sunrise B Period, the span between September 7 and October 28, 2011 when registered trademark owners not wishing to have their brands associated with adult entertainment websites can apply to registrars to prevent others from registering a .xxx domain name that matches the applicant’s federally registered trademark. ICANN delegated the management of .xxx to a company called ICM Registry.

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  9. American Conference Institute Advanced IP Forum and Workshop

    American Conference Institute Advanced IP Forum and Workshop

     
    The Advanced IP Forum for Advertising Counsel will take place in NY from April 27-29. The program offers an impressive list of speakers from the content and media industries. Andrew will moderate a panel at this Forum on April 28. The program brochure is here
    The April 28 panel will focus on combating IP infringement on the internet.

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  10. Designing Your Web Site to Avoid Copyright and Trademark Problems, Published in Guild News, July/August 2000

    Designing Your Web Site to Avoid Copyright and Trademark Problems, Published in Guild News, July/August 2000

     

    Web site design is big business but may also expose you and your graphic designer to big problems. If you choose the wrong domain name, post material on a site that infringes another’s trademark, or link to a site that you know contains pirated material, you and your client may be subjected to embarrassing and expensive litigation.

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