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Protecting Your Brand by Registering with the New gTLD Trademark Clearinghouse

August 21, 2013
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By Cathleen Stadecker Why a new Trademark Clearinghouse? In June of last year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced it had received nearly 2,000 applications for approximately 1,400 unique new gTLDs or “strings,” for example .app, .llc, .auto, .realty, and .law. This is a huge number compared to the 22 gTLDs […]

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Confusingly Similar? Don’t Make Me L.A.F.

November 13, 2012
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by Jamie Fitzgerald August 28, 2011 When Hurricane Irene’s floodwaters savagely inundated central and southern Vermont on August 28, 2011, native Vermonters Eric Mallette and Lyz Tomsuden were inspired to create the battle cry “I Am Vermont Strong,” depicting it on a silhouette of the state. Moving as precipitately as the storm, they arranged to […]

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IP Claim Coverage: Are You (and Your Broker) Looking at the Wrong Policy?

June 19, 2012
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by Brad Fawley If you have been sued on an intellectual property claim, many people, including your insurance broker, may assume that the insurance policy that might protect you against IP claims is your current policy.  Think again!  Operating on that assumption can be a costly mistake because many recently issued liability policies attempt to […]

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IP Liability Insurance: Do You Have the Protection You Think You Have?

May 8, 2012
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By Brad Fawley Given the risks and costs of intellectual property (IP) infringement claims (even when your company isn’t found liable), most companies ideally want coverage of perceived infringement of the products they sell or the services they provide (advertisements, apps, access to websites, software, etc.).  While I have been involved in cases where courts […]

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New Generic Top Level Domains: Risks for Trademark Owners

January 20, 2012
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By Cathy Stadecker You’ve probably heard by now that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has opened the first application round for new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs).  What this means is that your organization can apply for virtually any domain name extension.  For example, Canon is planning to apply for .canon, […]

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