About Tim Brown

Tim is Director of Brand Protection – Demys’ intellectual property protection division. In this role Tim has advised some of the world’s foremost brands on Internet intellectual property matters over the past sixteen years.

EU report uncovers 27,000 fake shops online

By Tim Brown • In Brand protectionComments Off on EU report uncovers 27,000 fake shops online

A new report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has uncovered more than 27,000 online shops marketing trade mark infringing products over a two-month period across four sample countries. After analysing forty cases in detail, the report concluded that a high degree of affiliation between the detected online

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The rise of online fraud

By Tim Brown • In Brand protectionComments Off on The rise of online fraud

Online crime is on the increase and every UK business with an online presence is a target. Given the monetary and reputational costs involved, not having an effective brand protection strategy and turning a blind eye is no longer an option By 2016 the world population of Internet users reached

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Gold.co.uk sets record price for ‘.co.uk’ domain name

By Tim Brown • In Brand protection, Domain name acquisitionComments Off on Gold.co.uk sets record price for ‘.co.uk’ domain name

To mangle Spandau Ballet’s lyrics, luck has left the registrant of gold.co.uk standing so tall as they successfully sold their domain name for an apparently record-breaking £600,000. The purchase by Rob Halliday-Stein – an entrepreneur and founder of BullionByPost one of the UK’s largest Internet gold dealers – is thought to

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Internationalised versions of .com to go live

By Tim Brown • In New gTLDsComments Off on Internationalised versions of .com to go live

VeriSign, operator of the ubiquitous .com space, have announced the delegation of eleven new internationalised versions of their .com and .net generic top level domain names. The new spaces are part of the ongoing new gTLD process being rolled out by ICANN and will allow web users to type domain

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New gTLD digest – 13 July

By Tim Brown • In New gTLDsComments Off on New gTLD digest – 13 July

Recently delegated new gTLDs The most recent new generic top level domain names to be delegated to the Internet’s root include the following: .istanbul .app .studio .live .game .barcelona For a complete list of new gTLDs and their current application status, Demys’ clients are invited to use our new gTLD database; please

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Nominet reports 8% increase in domain disputes

By Tim Brown • In Brand protectionComments Off on Nominet reports 8% increase in domain disputes

Nominet, the company behind .UK, has today released the annual summary of domain name disputes bought before its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). A total of 726 complaints were made, up 8% on 2013. In 2014 there were 98 full decisions (where the respondent has defended the case). The most common

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Trademark Clearinghouse analysis shows deterrent effect

By Tim Brown • In Brand protectionComments Off on Trademark Clearinghouse analysis shows deterrent effect

Demys’ Brand Protection division’s latest research has shown that the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) set up to help protect brand holder’s rights in the new gTLD program has after 18 months of operation proven broadly successful. The paper reports that as at March 2015 there were approximately 35,100 registrations in the

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WIPO reports increase in domain name disputes 

By Tim Brown • In Brand protectionComments Off on WIPO reports increase in domain name disputes 

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, one of the administrators of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), has reported a 2% increase in cybersquatting case filings over 2014. WIPO’s latest report, released yesterday, detailed 2,634 cases concerning 5,591 domain names that were lodged by trademark owners alleging abuse

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Companies must prepare for new gTLDs

By Tim Brown • In Brand protection, New gTLDsComments Off on Companies must prepare for new gTLDs

Recent research carried out by Deloitte has shown that businesses in the United Kingdom have not prepared for the new generic top level domain spaces arriving later this year. ICANN’s decision to liberalise the Internet naming system will see over 1,000 new domain spaces – including .london, .book and .rolex –

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Demys launch new gTLD database

By Tim Brown • In Brand protection, New gTLDsComments Off on Demys launch new gTLD database

We are pleased to announce the launch of a searchable database of all newly applied for generic top level domains. As clients are aware, 2013 and 2014 will see the launch of up to 1,500 new generic top level domains or “gTLDs” to run in tandem with and complement the

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