Facebook gets its deals on, but without FacebookDeals.com. Facebook formally launched its new deals offering today in five test cities (including my home town of Austin, Texas.) Here’s what I see when I go to Facebook.com/deals: One thing the social networking behemoth doesn’t have is the domain name FacebookDeals.com. That domain was registered way back in 2006 and has been protected by a whois proxy ever since
Survey seeks opinions on new top level domain names.
Will we see a .secure? A Wisconsin company has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to get the service mark “.secure”. The application from Asif LLC says it will be used for “Domain name registration services”, which likely means the company is eying new top level domain names.
Stuart Lawley talks about the future of his TLD. ICM Registry founder Stuart Lawley just got back from a successful ICANN meeting in Brussels
Fashion company loses dispute over LVMobile.com Louis Vuitton has lost a domain name dispute against Demand Domains for the domain name LVMobile.com The company claimed that LVMobile.com infringed on its LV trademark, and that the parked domain at LVMobile.com included links to the fashion company’s competitors. It also alleged that Demand Domains is a front for Demand Media’s eNom registrar.
by Rodney D. Ryder & Ashwin Madhavan [The Icfai University Journal of Intellectual Property Rights] Abstract: The advent of technologies has brought many complexities. The World Wide Web and domain names are the contributions of technological development during the recent past. The new tech-inventions have resulted in various issues of the intellectual property rights and their protection.
Luxembourg, March 2nd 2010 – Panelist on ICT Spring’s Intellectual Property workshop, EuroDNS will talk on “Dots for Your trademarks” to unveil the opportunities new Internet extensions represent for brand owners.
A survey of the domain registration behaviour of Fortune 100 companies conducted by Minds + Machines reveals that they have not registered many of their trademarks in recently created generic top-level domains (gTLDs).
Wal-Mart ,an American public corporation that runs a chain of large, discount department stores filed a court injunction arguing that a website infringes on their trademarks.