Say My Name Say My Name …No Domain Name For Individuals In China

January 30th, 2010, Verna Yu wrote an interesting article for the South China Morning Post: ‘Upset Net Users Show Their Discontent On Censor’s Website’. Ms Yu wrote that the website of the government’s internet censor in Hunan was attacked by hackers, that were, allegedly unhappy applicants for website approval. The article explains that in China […]

If You Have .hk HKIRC Will Give You .香港 For Free

James Nurton of Managing IP reports about an announcement from the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corportation (HKIRC). If ICANN will introduce new non-Roman country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) names, including Chinese characters, HKIRC will give everyone with a .hk address an extra .香港 for free. Read Mr Nurton’s article here.

Taylor Wessing Global Intellectual Property Index and China: The Last Shall Be The First

The People’s Republic of China was ranked last (24th position) in the Taylor Wessing Global Intellectual Property Index 2009, see here. The methodology of the GIPI rating is a calculation by a factor assessment model with jurisdiction assessments and instrumental factors as input. See the methodology here.  About China’s trademark system Taylor Wessing complains about the delay […]

.ASIA Landrush Ends March 12, 2008

Law firm Foley & Lardner LLP warns firms that the landrush for .ASIA domain names ends March 12, 2008 (Hong Kong time). Read more here. .Asia is a sTLD (sponsored top-level domain name). According to ICANN: “[g]enerally speaking, an unsponsored TLD operates under policies established by the global Internet community directly through the ICANN process, […]

Alibaba and the IP Thieves; Domain Name, Trademark and Copyright Disputes

Cherry Zhang of Pacific Epoch wrote:“Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba is in a trademark war with Beijing-based software company Beijing Zhengpu Technology to register the “Alibaba” name in China, reports Sohu. Alibaba originally applied for the trademark from China’s State Administration of Industry & Commerce (SAIC) on January 14, 2002, while Zhengpu applied for the name […]