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By Stina Pilotti Every minute, more than two million searches are made in Google. Appearing high in search rankings therefore becomes very important for companies in the struggle to reach customers and build their brands. In the second installment of
by Stina Pilotti Today, many brands’ digital footprints have expanded beyond domains to include social media and mobile apps. But these channels, run as they are by many different vendors, lack central regulation. How can brand owners enforce their rights
During ceremonies earlier today marking the start of ICANN’s 47th meeting in Durban, South Africa, the organization announced that the first New gTLD registry applicants have passed the initial program evaluation and signed their respective registry agreements. Next, these successful
DC Comics has won its trademark dispute with a fitness firm over the use of the term “Superman”. The comic books company holds the rights to the Superman name and has subsequently successfully appealed in the Federal Court against the
Video game company Sega has registered a trademark for a new title in Europe called Sonic Lost Worlds – indicating a new Sonic the Hedgehog game will be emerging in the future. Indeed, the company has now announced a new
Welsh footballer Gareth Bale has filed a trademark application for his goal celebration in order to print it on a range of new merchandise. The player, who is currently employed by Tottenham Hotspur in England, celebrates scoring a goal by
Levi Strauss has won a trademark battle against a rival company over the small red label stitched into the seam pocket on its jeans. The Daily Telegraph reports the company took legal action in Germany against Colosseum Holdings for breaching
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has traveled to Beijing to discuss allowing hundreds more suffixes, which would include Chinese characters rather than Roman letters. ICANN is rolling out its new generic top level domain names (gTLDs)
A judge has ruled Facebook must go to court over a trademark infringement lawsuit over its ‘timeline’ feature. Since Facebook failed to show the trademark was generic or descriptive the case will now be taken to court before a jury.