New gTLD Update: Info on .GAMES, .SHOPPING, .STORAGE, and Chinese Domains

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Friday, 15 July, 2016

This week’s edition includes news about .STORAGE, .GAMES, .SHOPPING, and an update on Chinese domains.

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Topics: nGTLDs

Alcoholic Beverage Brand Ranking Puts South Korea’s Jinro Soju in First Place

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Thursday, 14 July, 2016

The South Korean brand Jinro soju was ranked #1 in the list of top-selling alcoholic beverage brands released by the British wine consultancy International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR).

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Topics: trademarks, brands

New York Fashion Week Trademark Fight Goes On As Event Nears

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Tuesday, 12 July, 2016

There’s a new development in the ongoing trademark dispute between WME-IMG and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) on the issue of who owns the trademark to New York City’s Fashion Week.

The Fashion Law reports that Trisha Paravas, owner of Fashion Week, Inc. is seeking $10 million in damages in a trademark infringement suit against WME-IMG and the CFDA, organizers of the well-known New York City event.

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Topics: trademarks

New gTLD Update: .SHOP Launch Schedule Released

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Friday, 8 July, 2016

Registry operator GMO Registry, Inc. announced the launch schedule for its new gTLD .SHOP as follows:

Sunrise Opens

Sunrise Closes

Sunrise Type

EAP Day 1

General Availability

30-Jun-16
(15:00 UTC)

29-Aug-16
(23:59:59 UTC)

End Date Sunrise
(not first-come, first-served)

01-Sep-16

(15:00 UTC)

26-Sep-16
(15:00 UTC)

A Pioneer Program (Qualified Launch Program) is also running until August 29, 2016, where GMO will accept proposals for domains from prospective pioneers based on their commitment to promote and build awareness around the TLD.  

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Topics: nGTLDs

The Brexit Brand: Let the Trademark Filings Begin!

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Thursday, 7 July, 2016

As much as the United Kingdom vote to exit the European Union has led to volatile markets and overall uncertainty, there’s one thing for sure — there will always be beer to drink.

Within 24 hours of the referendum, The Boston Beer Company, the holding company for Samuel Adams Boston Lager, was seeking to trademark “Brexit” for its new hard cider. Boston Beer says that it will be including the Brexit Cider, which is developed with a team of UK-based cider makers in the company’s “Angry Orchard” product line.

Others besides The Boston Beer Company, the second-largest craft brewery in the country, have also sought to trademark the term Brexit to be used for different products.

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Topics: trademarks

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