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UDRP Basics – What Do You Need to Prove?

By Steve Levy Do you really know the nuts and bolts of what goes into a successful UDRP case? Let’s start with the basics. There’s the Policy itself, the ...
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Socialsquatting – Finally Time For a SUDRP?

By Steve Levy When brand owners talk about online intellectual property enforcement the first topic is usually domain names and the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). Another topic ...
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No Trademark Registration? Still Trademark Rights?

By Steve Levy In UDRP cases, a key threshold test for succeeding is the ability to prove you have the trademark rights. And recently there have been a ...
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Later Is Better Than Never – Delay In Filing UDRP Complaints

By Steve Levy Maybe you just started a new in-house job, or your company just made a new acquisition or merger. Maybe, in your due diligence, you noticed ...
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The Dark Side of the .AI TLD: Implications for Brand Owners

By Tom Wells and Gabe Bonifacio Introduction With the rapid advancement of technology and the increasing popularity of artificial intelligence (AI), the adoption of the .AI top-level domain ...
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Towing The Line On Trademarks – Can You Hitch An Infringement Claim To A UDRP Case?

By Steve Levy It is a foundational concept that the UDRP was created to deal with abuse of trademarks through the registration and use of domain names, namely, ...
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Registrar Hopping. What is it and how do I protect myself from it?

By Tom Wells What is registrar hopping? Registrar hopping is the strategic transfer of domain name registrations between registrars at low or no cost. Registrants utilize the technique ...
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Approaches to Fighting Persistent Domain Abuse

By Tom Wells Introduction Does the below situation sound familiar? You become aware of a phishing scheme targeting your company via a malicious domain name. You take legal ...
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Mar-A-Lago Trumped Again

By Steve Levy In a January 4th entry, we mentioned a UDRP claim against the domain name mar-a-lago.com that was denied based on a law firm’s failure to submit critical evidence ...
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Strategically Addressing Typosquatting

By Josh Bourne I find that brand owners frequently underestimate the potency and impact of typosquatted domains relative to other infringements and overlook them, focusing their enforcement efforts ...
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Too Bad, So Sad – The UDRP Is Not A Cure For Failing To Renew And Lock Your Domain Names

By Steve Levy One of the many benefits that FairWinds brings to its clients is advising them to put their valuable domain names on auto-renew and registrar lock. ...
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UDRP Complaint Against mar-a-lago.com Falls Into Common Sand Trap

By Steve Levy In 1985 Donald Trump purchased the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and, in 1995, developed it into a resort which includes a golf course, beach club, spa, ...
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