202108.20

.ZUERICH: available from 30 August 2021

The canton of Zurich is launching the .ZUERICH on August 30, 2021. From 30 August to 29 October 2021, owners of trademarks registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) with a…

202107.16

New gTLD .MUSIC

After multiple legal setbacks resulting from competition between candidates for the management of the .MUSIC new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) finally…

202105.20

Amazon report on its fight against counterfeiting

Amazon platforms are, collectively, one of the main concerns of intellectual property rights holders facing online counterfeiting, as evidenced by testimonials provided by right holders to the European Commission and…

202102.05

UDRP on iss.mobi: a debatable transfer

Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) filed two “ISS” trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on June 4 and 5, 2020 (nos. 88950188 and 88947625). ISS has initiated UDRP…

202101.04

DNSSEC: all gTLDs are secure

On December 23, 2020, ICANN announced that the DNSSEC protocol was now deployed and operational in all generic top-level domains (i.e. 1,195 gTLDs). ICANN may, in consultation with ccTLD registries,…

202012.29

UDRP: hydroquébec.com

Hydro-Québec, the public company responsible for electricity in Quebec, obtained the transfer of the domain name <xn--hydroqubec-h7a.com> (hydroquébec.com) (NAF, FA2011001921549, Hydro-Québec v. Tomasz Kurlenko, December 23, 2020). The claimant had…