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Recent Domain News

Facebook Deals Launches Sans Domain Name

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

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Company Wants Trademark for .Secure

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.

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Name Administration Reaches Settlement over Cheat Code Mark

Company settles trademark dispute. Frank Schilling’s company Name Administration has reached a settlement with the holder of a trademark for Cheat Code , according to documents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Late last year CheatCodes.com LLC started going after people who had “cheat code” in their domain names, thanks to somehow slipping the generic term “Cheat Code” past a USPTO examiner. It went after small webmasters, but also sent a demand to Name Administration for its CheatCode.com domain name

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Louis Vuitton Loses Domain Dispute for Mobile Domain Name

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.

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The Menace of Cybersquatting!

 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.

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“Dots for Your Trademarks” – Learn about the new Internet Extensions at ICT Spring 2010!

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.

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Trademark Protection Firm Uses Trademarks in Its Meta Tags

CitizenHawk gets creative with other company’s trademarks. Just when you thought you’ve seen everything… CitizenHawk , a company that helps trademark owners protect against typosquatters, has some peculiar keywords in its meta tags, including trademarks of one major competitor. Yes, you read that right.

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Trademark Protection Firm Uses Trademarks in Its Meta Tags

CitizenHawk gets creative with other company’s trademarks. Just when you thought you’ve seen everything… CitizenHawk , a company that helps trademark owners protect against typosquatters, has some peculiar keywords in its meta tags, including trademarks of one major competitor

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