New opportunities for owners of generic domain names

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”

Hey, I’ve lost my company’s domain name!

The registration system for domain names isn’t really set up for corporate ownership, since the “owner” of a domain name is typically the person who is listed as registrant rather than the corporation. The down side of this system is something we see all the time, particularly with small companies – a domain name isContinue reading “Hey, I’ve lost my company’s domain name!”