Chinese Scam Preys on Cybersquatting Fears

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In a recent post, we talked about cybersquatters who shanghai trademarks by registering Internet domain names that are identical or very similar to trademarked names. The intent may be to extort ransom from the trademark owner, fraudulently divert traffic from the trademarked domain, or harm the trademark owner by promoting competing or knockoff products, pornography […]

What You Need to Know to Keep Native Advertising Legit

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Native advertising is a relatively new label for a well-established concept. It’s a form of advertising in which the ad is presented in a way that looks, feels and functions like the rest of the content presented to the consumer. Essentially, it’s an ad that doesn’t look like an ad. Native advertising mimics the natural […]

Ensuring Regulatory Compliance in a Cloud Environment

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Maintaining regulatory compliance is often a complicated, confusing undertaking. Government and industry regulations and standards are constantly evolving, and if you miss even the slightest detail, it could put your organization at risk of being noncompliant. Nevertheless, regulatory compliance is a necessary evil of operating a business within certain industries. In the world of retail, […]

New Top Level Domains Bring Both Opportunities and Headaches

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Today, the Internet Corporate for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is releasing nine new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). ICANN will make approximately 10 new gTLDs publicly available each week during the next few years, bringing the total to more than 1,400. With today’s release, gTLDs like .com, .net and .org are being joined by: .bike […]

Signing on the (Digital) Dotted Line: Electronic Signatures and Documents in Florida

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Today, more than 96 percent of documents are created electronically and exist only in electronic format. It’s all about efficiency. Electronic transactions have accelerated the pace of business and enable even the smallest of companies to conduct business around the world. Unfortunately, the legal field doesn’t always keep up with business efficiencies — encouraging many […]