Recent Domain News

Protect Indigenous and Rural Communities, not Mining Companies (Media Statement – Legal Rights and Natural Resources …

THE LEGAL Rights and Natural Resources Center calls on President Aquino to stop the cycle of violence in ancestral domains and rural communities by taking back his approval of the military proposal of mining firms funding and organizing their own Special CAFGU Armed Auxiliary (SCAA) units to secure their operations.

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Prominent UDRP Defense Attorneys Also Opposed to UDRP Reform

If it ain’t completely broke, don’t risk breaking it. Yesterday I wrote about how World Intellectual Property Forum and National Arbitration Forum are opposed to initiating a UDRP reform effort at WIPO. They aren’t the only ones in this camp. Prominent UDRP defense attorneys John Berryhill and Ari Goldberger also spoke on yesterday’s “State of the UDRP” webinar. And both of them are opposed to an overhaul of UDRP.

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ScotiaBank Loses Case for Caribana Festival Domain Name

Title sponsor for Carnival event in Toronto loses case to get Caribana.com domain name. Bank of Nova Scotia, the title sponsor for Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival called “Caribana”, has lost a dispute to gain ownership of the domain name Caribana.com.

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ICA Asks ICANN to Halt Expedited Domain Arbitration Plans

Domain owner organization wants ICANN to review expedited UDRP proposals. Internet Commerce Association has sent a letter to ICANN, asking it to halt plans by two domain name arbitration providers to introduce different version of expedited UDRPs. The plans by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) represent a major overhaul of UDRP policy, yet both organizations are trying to institute the change by merely adjusting their supplemental rules. WIPO has even suggested that it doesn’t need ICANN’s permission to make the change.

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