Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Total protection requested for Geographical Indications under .VIN, .WINE and all other TLDs

In its letter recently sent to ICANN, the European Federation of Origin Wines, a Brussels based-organisation representing PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) wines towards European and International institutions, would like to bring to ICANN's attention a crucial issue for the safeguard of the wine sector concerning the attribution of new generic top-level domains (gTLD).

EFOW is concerned that this new procedure could lead to the abuses of its members' Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).

Read the letter "en avant-première" on CircleId.

New gTLDs SWOT Analysis: OPPORTUNITIES

This post follows part 2 of my SWOT analysis of the ICANN new gTLD program.

The SWOT analysis is a structured planning method used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project: the ICANN new gTLD program in this case.

OPPORTUNITIES
  1. For Registries; 
  2. For Service Providers; 
  3. For ICANN; 
  4. For Registrants; 
  5. For Domainers; 
  6. For Cybersquatters. 
Read more on CircleId.

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