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This Practice Note provides an introduction to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and looks at options for brand protection and the protection of domain and trade mark owners rights. It covers:
An introduction to ICANN
Uniform Rapid Suspension — enforcing rights against domain name applicants
The Trademark Clearinghouse
Donuts’ Domains Protected Marks List (DPML)
Enforcing rights against gTLD registries—Post-Delegation, and Public Interest Commitment Dispute Resolution Procedure
How to mitigate risks of trade mark infringement and protect brand
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) oversees the domain name system which historically had around 20 generic top-level domains (gTLD) such as .com, .biz and .net.
Following the launch of ICANN's New Generic Top Level Domain Name Program, the first of more than 1,200 new gTLDs were launched from late 2013.
The new set of gTLDs included .xyz, .top, .loan and .club, as well as some famous brand names, eg .bmw and .hotmail. New gTLDs are available to the public (eg company.inc). Consequently, the choice of domain name endings increased by more than 1,200, for example, 'amazon' could be registered as amazon.shop, amazon.books, amazon.music and so on.
So far, while the uptake of individual new gTLDs has not been spectacular, as a whole they are growing fast—more than 24 million new gTLDs were registered between April 2014 and July 2018. Currently, registrations
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On the disposition of a property (whether by way of conveyance, transfer or charge), the party making the disposition will normally provide a title guarantee which implies standard form covenants for title. A landlord may give a title guarantee when granting a lease, but this is rare in practice.
This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an arrangement constitutes a contract of insurance and the possible consequences of carrying on activities relating to a contract of insurance without the requisite regulatory permissionsThe
Source of the doctrine of the separation of powersThe origins of the doctrine are often traced to John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government (1689), in which he identified the 'executive' and 'legislative' powers as needing to be separate.‘… it may be too great a temptation to human frailty, apt to
This Practice Note provides a high-level introduction to diversity and inclusion (D&I) and key reasons why it is important to law firms. Specific aspects of D&I are covered in more detail in Practice Notes:•The growing focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in law firms•Unconscious bias—law
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