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One-Two Punch

Stop imitators by combining design patents and trade dress Design patents have gained popularity in recent years among inventors looking to protect their market share.  But they shouldn’t forget trade dress–the distinctive physical appearance or packaging of a product–as a way to ward off copycats as well, says Morrison & Foerster partner Jennifer Lee Taylor. … Continue Reading

ICANN’s gTLD Protection Policies

As we wrote about previously, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) accepted applications during the first part of 2012 for the next generation of Internet domains – customized extensions, known as generic top-level domains, or gTLDs. Until this time, gTLDs have been limited to the ICANN-approved gTLDs, including .com, .org, and .edu as well as several… Continue Reading

From .com to .younameit

As a semiconductor manufacturer, how would you—or your competitor— like the exclusive right to the Web domain suffix “.chip”?  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is accepting applications for new generic top-level domains that can be comprised of virtually any name or number string.  Top trademarks and brands have taken notice.  “Some trademark… Continue Reading