Playing catch-up a bit after spending Thursday & Friday at the Federal Circuit Bench & Bar.
It's been a tough month for shoes:
- Collective Brands, the company that owns PayLess ShoeSource and Stride-Rite, has settled a trademark infringement case brought by K-Swiss by paying $30 million; that comes on the heels of its massive loss last month.
People are talking trademarks-in-cyberspace after the ICANN decision in Paris. Internet regulators at ICANN vowed to free up more virtual real estate, and are immediately hacked by Turks, who announce "Everybody Knows Wrong." (isn't that always how these things go?)
Reaction to ICANN decision:
- CNET worries about "domain chaos."
- Trademark lawyers will stay busy, but dot-com owners "have nothing to worry about," writes Domain Name Wire.
- The LA Times quotes one consultant saying that ICANN has been "hijacked" by the "domainers" who buy & sell web real estate.
- LAT also has my vote for cleverest headline: ".sky is the .limit." Much better than the newspapers that disappointed with headlines like "dot-personaltouch."
- IP Watch has some on-the-ground reportage from Paris.