The expansion of the internet with the introduction of hundreds of new domain name suffixes is opening new opportunities for charities. Mathew Healey looks at how charities can harness the power of the new domains.
Registering your organisation’s name as a trade mark allows you to stop someone else using the same or a similar name in a comparable field to yours. This can be a very powerful legal right, and one that can often be obtained easily and cheaply. However, many charities do not see it as a priority.
Recent changes have seen design rights afforded a similar level of protection to other intellectual property rights.
The expansion of the internet with the introduction of over 600 new types of domain names is opening new opportunities for charities. Catharina Waller looks at how charities can harness the power of the new domains.
When charities clash in court over names and brands, there are no winners. This was the message delivered loud and clear in the recent case involving Open College Networks and Open College Network Credit4Learning and their respective logos. It underlines that charities need to think tactically about protecting their rights in their names and brands.