03 May 2013

Aereo vs FilmOn's Aero Use In Trademark dispute

Aereo Can't Block FilmOn's 'Aero' Use In Trademark Row - Law360: In chambers, U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins denied the ex parte application for a TRO without prejudice and without commenting on the matter. . . . FilmOn called the move for a TRO “drastic,” noting that the Aero mark has been in use in commerce in the U.S. since January 2011, and while FilmOn acquired the right to use the mark in early 2012, its rights are directly derived from the mark’s assigned owner and FilmOn collaborator Hauppauge Computer Works Inc. In contrast, Aereo was only launched in February 2012, according to FilmOn. . . .

500 Startups is now using AngelList to raise investment for its latest fund - The Next Web: "500 Startups is a big fan of AngelList, the social network-like platform for young businesses. Back in January, the US incubator and investor adopted AngelList as the sole platform for applications to its Spring 2013 batch, and now it is kicking things into another gear as it begins accepting investment for its Fund II via the service."

Yellowpages domain name ours: Telstra | The Australian: "TELSTRA says it won't back down from the fight for the right to establish the .yellowpages generic top-level-domain name. The carrier has applied to the world's peak internet names regulator, ICANN, for the right to use the domain in an effort to enhance its Yellow Pages online directories business. However, last week it was revealed that its application had been challenged by British directory business, Hibu."

In wake of gTLD security criticism, ICANN announces emergency back-up registry operators: " . . . If any registry should launch before the EBERO provider is ready to function as a back-up for gTLD domains, the continuity of operations risk could be measured in days, weeks, or even months, rather than the hours specified in the EBERO service level requirements in case of a registry failure or outage, Verisign said. . . ."

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