Blocking an illegal foreign website – DNS block

The internet makes it easy to sell trade mark-infringing pirated goods. Taking action against this is often extremely difficult, especially in the case of foreign involvement. Blocking a domain name is the simplest way to prevent access to illegal websites via that name. When can this remedy be used? A case from copyright law provides some clarification. It is also relevant for trade mark law.

Damage caused by defects in 'suggestive' mark – CYSTUS

A ‘brand that speaks for itself’ is the gold standard of brand development. Such a 'suggestive' mark communicates its message from the outset, simply, without the need for elaborate content. Very often, however, such brand words consist only of slightly modified descriptions of the products encompassed by the brand – and this can indicate trouble further down the line.