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Update on rating portals: German Federal Supreme Court approves filtering of ratings by algorithm
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In its decision of 14 January 2020 (case ref. VI ZR 496/18 and others), the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) decided that filtering user ratings on rating portals using an algorithm is in ...

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UDRP not a means for contractual enforcement
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In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a UDRP panel denied a UDRP complaint for the...

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Concrete evidence required to prove bad faith
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In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a Panel refused to transfer the disputed...

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Complainant's hopes for winning the UDRP are sleeping with the fishes
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In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the UDRP or the Policy) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a Panel refused to order...

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.PS joins the single character domain name club

At the beginning of January 2020, the Registry for .PS (Palestine), the Palestinian Nation Internet Naming Authority (PNINA), made available a number of single character .PS domain...

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Possible bad faith is not enough
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In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a Panel denied the transfer of the domain...

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Czechs say no to Internationalised Domain Names, again

CZ.NIC, the Registry for the .CZ country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), recently published the results of a survey that indicate that Czechs have once again rejected the possibility of...

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.GAY to come out next month

The launch of the .GAY Top Level Domain (TLD), initially scheduled for October 2019 but postponed, will be kicking off with two Sunrise periods for trade mark holders commencing in February ...

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Brexit & IP: what is the current position?
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On 31 January 2020, the UK will formally leave the European Union and enter a "transition" period, which is currently set to end on 31 December 2020. In this article we look at...

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