The Kitchen is suing to prevent Wolfgang Puck from registering the mark THE KITCHEN BY WOLFGANG PUCK. The Kitchen knives are sharpened and the dueling Chefs are ready for battle.
Not all third party registrants of domains containing a trademark are cybersquatters. Some are innocent domain owners. How does one recognize the innocent and how do they defend against over zealous trademark owners?
You just awoke to find your domain name has been hijacked and your website is down, your site replaced by ads for sexual performance enhancing products. Your domain is now owned by an individual in Thailand with a phony name and address.
Or, perhaps you operate a successful on line business in the U.S. and learn someone in Australia has copied your entire site, and launched an Australian version of the site as their own, using your trademark in the domain but with an .au ending?
Brandjacking, or theft of domains is one of the fastest growing crimes on the Internet. Each week, nearly 3,500 domains are hijacked from rightful owners. If left unchecked, this can seriously impact the value of your trademark, as well as your company’s bottom line.
Are you a target? If you hold a trademark, the answer is yes. Trademark applicants and registrants are being targeted by scam solicitations seeking money for “watch” service
Apple reached into its deep pockets and pulled out a cool $60 million to pay bankrupt Chinese manufacturer Proview Holdings $60 million for the iPad trademark in China. It turns out Apple had hired a U.K. consultant to buy up rights through IP Application Development Ltd., the U.K. company set up by Apple to acquire
A federal registration for trademarks is vital to any business with branded goods and services. However, that trademark registration is merely an important first step along the path to a strong brand. A critical factor in creating and maintaining your brand is enforcement. There are at least three important aspects of a proper trademark enforcement