Following the major introduction of new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) in 2014 and 2015, many digital brands are now wondering what their next move is regarding their online presence. As a brand owner, do you put all your eggs
Despite the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number (ICANN) introducing the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) system to help brand owners enforce their rights in the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), the numbers so far suggest that it has not
The International Trademark Association’s (INTA) 138th Annual Meeting will be in sunny Orlando, Florida this year, and the focus will be to shed light on important digital brand topics for brand owners—specifically brand protection for the global economy. Over 9,500 attendees
Every day in the news, there’s a new cybersecurity infringement reported. With the introduction of new gTLDs, the domain landscape is changing significantly—magnifying issues brand owners were already facing—like cybersquatting and typosquatting. For the sake of business and reputation, companies
BrandVerity® recently examined the brand keywords of over 250 popular, consumer-facing U.S. brands for their Q4 2015 report The State of Branded Keywords in Paid Search. The results show how many brands are targets for trademark infringers who bid on and use brand keywords to lead consumers to their imposter sites through paid search results.
BW_Branded-Keywords-Q4-2015Many of these infringing advertisers do not compete directly with the trademark owner; rather, they move traffic to their own websites where they receive compensation for ads they serve. But any traffic that is diverted from your brand’s website can translate into permanently lost revenue. Only an automated brand monitoring solution can give you a clear picture of how your brand is being targeted on different search terms, search engines, and at different times of day.
If you missed our recent webinar summarizing key insights from the ICANN 55 meeting in Marrakech, it is now available for replay.
WebinarReplay_ICANN55In this presentation, CSC®’s director of Policy and Industry Affairs, Gretchen Olive, brings you a summary of the latest domain name and brand protection developments from ICANN 55, including:
–The status of the New gTLD Program (Rounds 1 and 2)
–The IANA Functions Stewardship Transition
–Other topics of critical interest to brand owners everywhere
Working remotely, you most likely go through an authentication process to connect to your company’s network using a dial-up or virtual private network, entering your username, password, and a changing code to gain access. The same thing might happen when
Building a brand requires a solid foundation—without a strategic, broad approach to acquiring domains, your company’s brand could be built on a house of cards. If you want to see a case study in action, consider this: Republican presidential candidate
Cybersquatting is on the rise, with a noted uptick over the past several years. Closely linked to problems such as brand abuse, traffic diversion, counterfeit goods, trademark dilution, phishing attacks, and malware distribution, it can be very costly to brands
If you missed our recent webinar on brand protection and domain name enforcement, it is now available for replay. Looking at 2016 and beyond, the digital space will continue to grow and expand. While this provides brand owners with increasing