The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted Resolution No. 10/2019 and thus provided welcome clarifications on domain names

On April 23rd 2019, the Russian Supreme Court adopted Resolution No. 10/2019, which clarified the provisions of Part 4 of the Russian Civil Code relating to intellectual property rights, and therefore to domain names, which are the subject of this article.   Among the clarifications provided, the Russian Supreme Court decided in particular that the […]
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RDAP replaces WHOIS

The WHOIS protocol now appears to be outdated due to the evolution of technical requirements in the digital era. Indeed, this tool, provided by registrars, is inter alia not capable of working with either encoding or with non-latin characters. Consequently, since 2015, ICANN in collaboration with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IEFT) has been working […]
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The EU cybersecurity certification Framework

Cyber-attacks are on the rise, and they are becoming more sophisticated. Our current business model is globally interconnected; commercial transactions and even social life transcend national borders. Consequently, our vulnerability to cyber-attacks has been increased, however, the competences of the cyber security and police authorities, as well as political responses, are predominantly national. This situation […]
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The « Copyright in the Digital Single Market » Directive: transposition is on the way!

Protecting authors’ rights is a necessity in the digital age, as information flows more and more easily. That is why the European Commission reported in September 2017 that it was necessary to tackle illegal online content, while the French legislature has already transposed several European directives and has modified its literary and artistic property law. […]
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No exclusive right on the image of property.

The image of property cannot be subjected to an exclusive right. This is also valid for public domain properties, as stated in the Council of State’s decision dated April 13, 2018. (CE  13-4-2018 n°397047, Etablissement public du domaine national de Chambord c/ Société Kronenbourg). In this case, the Kronenbourg company used a photography of Chambord […]
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China: slamming on the increase in China

Slamming is the coined expression for the deceptive practices used by certain unscrupulous individuals and entities to persuade businesses and in particular trade mark owners to purchase unsolicited services.
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