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Trademarks and Business Names as Domain Names

Two of my clients recently encountered incidents involving domain name disputes. One of my clients received an email from China stating that a Chinese company was going to purchase domain names that included my client’s company name. The company also stated that they intended to file a trademark application that included my client’s company name, as well. The Chinese company wanted to know if the international trademark application and domain names would cause my client […]

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Handling Domain Names in the Wake of the New gTLDs

        By: Crystal T. Broughan, Esq. In May 2015, I had the good fortune to attend the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Annual Conference in San Diego, California. Each morning as I walked to the convention center and each afternoon when I walked back to the hotel, there were people standing on street corners with big signs saying “.sucks” (Dotsucks). There were also many cars with big “.suck” signs on their roof. In […]

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