Wanted in 2011: M&A, White Collar, Trade Secrets Attys
Jan.01.2011 — Legal Industry Law360
Intellectual Property Group partner and co-head of the firm's TLD (Top-Level Domain) and Domain Name practice, John I. Stewart, is featured for his thoughts in a story about 2011 trends in trademark and domain name protection litigation. According to the article, "The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, will finalize a program in 2011 that will allow companies to register new brand-specific, top-level domains, otherwise known as the part of the URL that comes after the dot, commonly .com or .net." Due to potential trademark disputes as a result of this new registry program, Stewart comments that this is, "a brand-new regime, one that affects a lot of brand owners."