This month, MarkMonitor celebrates 20 years of protecting brands online.
Founded on 17 June in Boise, Idaho – with just a handful of employees – we have grown as a global leader in enterprise brand protection, employing more than 500 people. Our suit...e of online protection services takes root in a greater movement by parent firm Clarivate Analytics, which delivers products and services that support every phase of the innovation lifecycle.
With an initial goal of protecting corporate brand names and tracking down infringements on the internet, our services expanded into the domain management sector by the year 2000. With more...Read More
Last week, more than 1,700 individuals from around the globe attended the first ICANN meeting of the year, hosted in Kobe, Japan. Members of our Domain, Sales, Marketing and GRM teams actively participated in the ICANN policy development and informat...ional working sessions and held important meetings with valued Japanese clients and business partners.
As has been the case for the last year, the most important discussions at ICANN last week involved the work of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) and the working group tasked with developing a new policy for the collection, storage, transfer, and display of registrant data, commonly...Read More
When YouTube launched in 2005, its purpose was for users to post interesting and original content that others might like to see. No one expected it to rival traditional TV as an entertainment channel.
In fact, Google reports that on mobile alone, You...Tube reaches more 18 to 49-year-olds than any broadcast or cable TV network. And its 1.5 billion YouTube users worldwide are consuming over 500 million hours of video every day.
However, with this explosion of online video comes the growth of pirated content. For example, YouTube online infringers upload content that they haven’t produced or received permission to share....Read More
For Lauren Dienes-Middlen, protecting fans from counterfeit product and removing unauthorized sharing of video content has proven no small feat. Challenging, yes. But, she says, a real impact can be made.
Seventeen years in to her stint with World Wr...estling Entertainment, the now senior vice president and assistant general counsel, intellectual property, finds herself worlds away from her beginnings at boutique law firms. Her watchful eye helps protect more than 9,000 trademark applications and registrations worldwide as well as the content of globally-renowned entertainment programming that reaches more than 800 million homes worldwide.
With International Women’s Day on the horizon, we...Read More
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) has grown in popularity in a short span of time, as a result of Internet connectivity speeds and the low cost of IPTV enabled devices.
While legitimate broadcasters are starting to utilise IPTV solutions, a growing... number of rogue streamers are using the same technology to deliver unauthorised content. Not only can thousands of channels be distributed via illegal IPTV subscriptions, but channels that should be geo-blocked are being made available outside of their own territories. Live sports broadcasts, pay-per-views and even award shows are being shown through these unauthorized services.
As a result, many rights owners and...Read More