Thursday, October 01, 2009

ICANN, US Dept of Commerce continue contract; ICANN policies continue


The United States Department of Commerce has executed a contract with ICANN for some technical management of many areas of the Internet, especially domain names. The link from ICANN is here.

In a general way, this suggests that the current policies at ICANN regarding domain name disputes, particularly with reference to trademark claims, would remain intact, and would be effective in American law, even given the concept of prior dilution in effect with the Trademark Dilution Revision Act passed in 2006.

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