ICANN Summit: the fight against DNS abuse, a GAC priority

The 71st ICANN Summit gave its GAC (Governmental Advisory Committee) the competence to take stock of the essential elements of … Continued

Podcast – You, Me & IP : Intellectual property, Cybersecurity and malicious Domain Names: how to combine them?

We are pleased to present the “You, Me & IP” Podcast – Episode 4 in which Nathalie Dreyfus, founder of Dreyfus … Continued

The Vinci’s case: how to set up an effective domain name strategy?

On November 22, 2016, at 4:05 p.m. sharp, the Vinci group is the victim of identity theft. Several media receive … Continued

How to protect store layout -Visual Merchandising with Intellectual Property law?

Visual Merchandising (VM) represents all store layout techniques. It is the art of implementing the identity dimension through scenarization of … Continued

What happens to the domain name reserved by the franchisee once the contractual relations have been broken?

One of the key elements of the franchise is the authorisation given by the franchisor to the franchise to exploit … Continued

The current reputation of the trademark is not sufficient to prove bad faith registration of an old domain name

Source: WIPO, Arbitration and Mediation Center, Nov. 24, 2020, case DRO2020-0007, NAOS c/ Bioderm Medical Center   The Bioderma brand … Continued

Domain names in <.suck> : between attack to brand image and freedom of expression

Sources: Domain Incite, Free speech, or bad faith? UDRP panels split on Everything.sucks domains, Oct. 22, 2020: Free speech, or … Continued

The opportunity to add a registered domain name to the complaint after the filing

If Virgin Enterprises Limited (“Virgin”) was notably known by the French public as a megastore on the Champs Elysées, now … Continued

Adaptation of decisions in case of identity theft’s suspicion

WIPO, Arbitration and Mediation Center, June 15, 2020, No. D2020-0646, Wintrust Financial Corporation v. Domain Administrator, Se PrivacyGuardian.org / Name … Continued

Sale of the domain name extensions: .cars, .car and .auto at auction

The domain name extensions (gTLDs) “.cars”, “.car” and “.auto” are about to be auctioned on July 13, 2020. Launched in … Continued