Verisign’s Latest Domain Name Industry Brief

Verisign, the company responsible for operating key Internet infrastructure (e.g. ‘.com’), has published its latest brief on the state of the domain name industry. The volume of domain names registered globally increased to approximately 329.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 with total country-specific registrations increasing to 142.7 million for the quarter.  Of the…

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Prince Restrained… Temporarily

Prince fans were left disappointed after a temporary restraining order obtained in the US courts prevented the release of the anticipated Deliverance EP. A five track collection of previously unreleased material – Deliverance – was due to be released on 21 April 2017 to coincide with the year anniversary of the artist’s death. However, within…

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‘Poké’ trade mark wars

Gotta catch ‘em all Nintendo owns a number of trade marks with the “Poké” prefix, some of which have been registered for almost 20 years. These include a variety of “Pokémon” trade marks that are used in relation to clothing and electronics (A.K.A. the Nintendo “Poké family”). The US trade mark register reveals approximately 60…

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