Domain name disputes – the case of eazyjet.com

The right to register and hold a domain name rests in the law of contract and essentially works as a limited licence to use it.  The terms of that contract are determined by the oversight body.  Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) include .com, .edu and .gov while country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) include .au and .nz.

While Courts have jurisdiction to hear disputes regarding domain names, referring a matter to the court is rarely the best course of action.  The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDPR) is mandated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and enables alternate dispute resolution providers such as the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to hear disputes and provide remedies. [Read more…]

Brand protection in the new millenium

Launching a new brand is a difficult job, regardless of whether you are at the coal face designing the actual logo or attempting to please various stakeholders including an omnipresent board of directors.  Regardless of your taste and preferences for the look and feel of the artwork, there are various things that should be considered in the new millennium to protect all that hard work.

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