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Much to the chagrin of companies which have built a brand based on a name plus the top level domain .com, like booking.com or cars.com, the US Patent and Trademark Office has long denied applications for trademark based on those domain names. The Supreme Court changed that last week with a ruling which states thatContinue reading “New opportunities for owners of generic domain names”
Protection doesn’t have to be attractive to be effective. There’s a lot of discussion in the US political arena about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Much of it is, frankly, wrong, but I’m not here today to tell you about why I think that to be the case. I do want toContinue reading “Why Section 230 really matters to business”
“I’m telling you Dad, you shouldn’t use AWS for your new website.”It should come as no surprise that the internet has thrown old rules of jurisdiction (a fancy word for where a lawsuit can successfully be brought) into question. Courts are – somewhat understandably – hard put to determine when businesses from far-flung countries shouldContinue reading “Think you can’t be sued in the US?”
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