Domain Name Law and Practice: An International Handbook

Hardcover | December 26, 2015

EditorTorsten Bettinger, Allegra Waddell

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An established authority in the field, this work provides comprehensive analysis of the law and practice relating to internet domain names at an international level, combined with a detailed survey of the 35 most important domain name jurisdictions worldwide, including the US, UK, Germany,France, Italy, Netherlands, Japan, China, Singapore, Russia, Canada, and Australia, and new chapters on Israel, Mexico, South Korea, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Portugal, and South Africa. The survey includes extensive country-by-country analysis of how domain names relate to existing trade mark law,and upon the developing case law in the field, as well as the alternative dispute resolution procedures. In its second edition, this work analyses, in depth, key developments in the field including ICANN's new gTLD program. The program, introducing many new top-level domains, will have far-reaching consequences for brand name industries worldwide and for usage of the internet. The complicatedapplication process is considered in detail as well as filing and review procedures, the delegation process, the role and function of the Trademark Clearing House and the Sunrise and Trademark Claims Services, dispute resolution, and new rights protection mechanisms.Other developments covered include new registration processes such as the use of privacy and proxy services, as well as the expansion of the scope of internationalized domain names, including the addition of a number of generic top-level domains such as ".tel" and ".travel". Also considered aredevelopments relating to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) in terms of the nature of cases seen under the Policy and the number of cases filed, as well as the recent paperless e-UDRP initiative. The Uniform Rapid Suspension System, working alongside the UDRP in the new gTLDspace, is also discussed in a new chapter on this process. Giving detailed information about the registration of domain names at national, regional and international levels, analysis of the dispute resolution processes at each of those levels, and strategic guidance on how to manage domain names as part of an overall brand strategy, this leading work ininternational domain name law is essential reading for practitioners in the field.

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An established authority in the field, this work provides comprehensive analysis of the law and practice relating to internet domain names at an international level, combined with a detailed survey of the 35 most important domain name jurisdictions worldwide, including the US, UK, Germany,France, Italy, Netherlands, Japan, China, Singa...

Torsten Bettinger is an Attorney-at-Law at Bettinger Schneider Schramm. His experience comprises legal representation in litigation and providing advice in all aspects of IT and software law and in the fields of trademark, designs, copyright and competition law. He is a member of the legal advisory board of the German Registry for .de-...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1528 pagesPublished:December 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Torsten Bettinger: IntroductionPart I - The Domain Name SystemTorsten Bettinger: A The Structure and Organization of the Domain Name SystemTorsten Bettinger: B Organizational structure and functions of the Internet Coporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)Torsten Bettinger: C Registration Procedures and Dispute Resolution for the original gTLDsTorsten Bettinger and Mike Rodenbaugh: D ICANN's New gTLD ProgramTorsten Bettinger: E Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)Torsten Bettinger: F The European Top Level Domain ".eu"Jannik Skou: G Domain Name IndustryJannik Skou: H Corporate Domain Name ManagementTorsten Bettinger: I StatisticsPart II - National Law Protection SystemsAlistair Payne and David Fixler: AustraliaRobert Chmilewsky-Lehner: AustriaAlain Strowel: BelgiumEduardo Machado: BrazilEric Macramalla: CanadaLian Yunze and Liu Yuping: ChinaDaniel Pena: ColombiaLadislav Jakl: Czech Republic and SlovakiaKnud Wallberg: DenmarkMohamed-Hossam Loutfi: EgyptGeorge Souter: FinlandDavid Taylor: FranceTorsten Bettinger: GermanyApostolos Chronopoulos: GreeceHong Xue: Hong KongPravin Anand: IndiaJames Bridgeman: IrelandEllen Shankman: IsraelPhilipp Fabbio: ItalyMakoto Hattori: JapanKiyoshi Tsuru: MexicoAdonna Alkema: NetherlandsKristine Celius: NorwayJustyna Ozegalski-Trybalska: PolandGoncalo da Cunha Ferreira: PortugalIouri Kobiako V. Gamm: Russian FederationTan Tee Jim: SingaporeCharne Le Roux: South AfricaHo-Hyun Nahm: South KoreaAlbert Agustinoy: SpainPetter Rindforth: SwedenGallus Joller: SwitzerlandMustafa Aksu: TurkeyDawn Osborne and Steve Palmer: United KingdomWilliam R. Towns: United StatesPart III - Dispute Resolution ProceduresTorsten Bettinger and Allegra Waddell: A Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and ProcedureTorsten Bettinger: B Alternative Dispute Resolution for .EUDr Hong Xue: C Trademark Clearing House, Sunrise Procedures and the Trademark Claims ServiceDavid Taylor: D Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution PolicyTorsten Bettinger: E Other Policies Applicable to gTLD spacesPart IV - The Joint RecommendationTorsten Bettinger: The Joint Recommendation Concerning Provisions on the Protection of Marks and Other Industrial Signs on the InternetPart V - Country OverviewsTorsten Bettinger: Table of Country Overviews