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Icann: Brands Are at Risk of Domain Abuse With New Top Level Domains Advertisers: That's exactly what we said when you started this

Try to follow this. Icann, the international organization that has begun to roll out hundreds of new generic top level domains over the objections of brands worried about domain abuse,…

February 7, 2014, 2:02 PM EST

The First New 7 Top-Level Domains Go Live Today All you need to know about the new Web suffixes

What's happening? Starting today (Jan. 29), the first seven of hundreds of new generic top-level Web domains—the suffixes that appear to the right of the dot in a domain name address—will…

January 29, 2014, 6:01 AM EST

Here's Why Some Internet Celebrities Grudgingly Allow Brands to Rip Them Off In the age of Etsy, trademark enforcement can block fan advocacy

What do you do when your catchphrase becomes so popular, major brands start using it on their own merchandise without permission or compensation? If you're the VlogBrothers, you reluctantly do…

December 5, 2013, 1:07 PM EST

Brands Facing Dot-Com Domain Identity Crisis As Icann readies roll out, marketers and media outlets will spend millions

Companies looking to protect their brand identity on the Internet from phishers and cybersquatters will soon be faced with a dot-com identity crisis. Beginning as soon as April 23, Icann, the…

April 1, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

Jam War Spreads to Federal Court Smucker's sued by Bonne Maman owner over shared plaid lid design

A French jelly manufacturer says that J.M. Smucker’s has put them in a jam by stealing their customers with their new line of upmarket fruit preserves, according to a recent…

August 9, 2011, 6:28 AM EDT

Judge Says Apple Can't Stop Amazon From Using 'App Store' Also: games are the most popular apps

Although “App Store” might conjure images of Apple’s online app downloading mecca for many people, one U.S. judge says that doesn’t mean that no one else can use the name. Last…

July 7, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT

Huey Newton Foundation Sues CafePress Use of his image is a trademark violation, suit claims

The widow of Black Panther Party-co-founder Dr. Huey P. Newton is suing a California clothing company for $2 million for unauthorized use of his likeness. Fredrika Newton is accusing CafePress of…

June 2, 2011, 6:36 AM EDT

In Case You Missed It on Adweek.com…

A recap of our five most popular stories this week: For 50 years, television was a man’s business. So when Adweek ran a story showing that the most powerful people in…

May 20, 2011, 11:22 AM EDT

Disney Wants to Trademark 'SEAL Team 6' Real-life Navy unit killed Osama bin Laden

"SEAL Team 6" is the name of the elite Navy squad that killed Osama bin Laden in a raid in Pakistan earlier this month. But could it also be the…

May 17, 2011, 9:13 AM EDT

A Yankees Foul Ball? A Yonkers woman is suing the team for trademark infringement over its logo

A Yonkers woman is claiming that one of the most indelible logos in sports was stolen. Tanit Buday is suing the New York Yankees in Manhattan Federal Court, claiming that the…

April 20, 2011, 6:47 AM EDT

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