On March 29, 2019, the registry in charge of <.eu> domain names (EURid) announced the extension of its contract with the European Commission until October 12, 2022 under the Regulation (EU) 2019/517 of March 19, 2019 (“the 2019 Regulation”). With one exception, the provisions of the 2019 Regulation will apply starting October 13, 2022, […]
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 […]
The WHOIS protocol now appears to be outdated due to the evolution of technical requirements in the digital era.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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
On 20 June 2011 at the Singapore conference, Icann's Board of Directors voted at a large majority in favour of the launch of the new gTLDs
On 31 March 2011, Icann and ICM Registry entered into a registry agreement in relation to the top level domain (TLD) .xxx, putting an end to a saga which has lasted several years...
As from 01 July 2011, it will be possible for trade mark owners to file oppositions in Italy.
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.