202002.25

Brexit and GDPR

The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on January 31, 2020. What about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Nominet published a clarifying note (theukdomain.uk, 2020-02-20). The .UK Registry…

202002.03

The post-Brexit effects on domain names

The United Kingdom left the European Union at midnight January 31, 2020 (CET). The United Kingdom and the European Union have entered a period of transition. This period will last…

201911.12

Press review on counterfeiting (October 2019)

IP Twins Online counterfeiting: Cdiscount cannot be held liable .BANK and .INSURANCE: fTLD on governance principles UDRP: pabloescobar.com, transferred 20 years after its registration .BOND : sunrise period starts on…

201910.15

.EU: opening to European expatriates

The .EU Top Level Domain Registry (Eurid) has opened the eligibility criteria. As of 19 October 2019, citizens of the European Union who live abroad will be allowed to register…

201910.11

New gTLD: .NEW is coming!

Charleston Road Registry Inc. (Google) brings the .NEW from October 15, 2019. The sunrise period will continue until January 14, 2020. Registration is strongly recommended. IP Twins advises and accompanies…

201910.01

Press review on counterfeiting (September 2019)

Cambodia 1. The governmental anti-counterfeiting committee is about to sign a memorandum of understanding with the European Chamber of Commerce (Eurocham) to fight the import, production and distribution of counterfeits…

201907.31

Press review on counterfeiting (July 2019)

IP Twins UDRP: transfer of Mandela.org to the guardians of Nelson Mandela’s memory Nominet DRS: the number of proceedings slightly downz EUIPO / Europol report on counterfeiting: focus on organized…

201907.22

Press review on counterfeiting (June 2019)

By IP Twins Press review on counterfeiting (May 2019) 2019 Report of the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights Chinese Legislation to Give Better Protection to Trademark Owners…

201907.01

domaine.au: opening on October 1st, 2019

In 2016, the Australian registry (auDA) approved the opening of second level domains (domaine.au). It will soon be a reality (auda.org). In a temporary document, auDA indicated that this liberalization…

201907.01

.BJ: Redelegation of the Benin ccTLD

The management of the geographical top level domain .BJ (ccTLD which designates not Beijing, but Benin) has been delegated to the l’Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et de la…