28.04.2017

The Arbitrage for Settlement of Disputes of Domain Names – a Mechanism for Self-regulation of Relations on the Internet on the Occasion of Conflicts between Domains and Trademarks

by Dimitrina Boyadzhieva

The Arbitrage for Settlement of Disputes of  Domain Names – a Mechanism for Self-regulation of Relations on the  Internet on the Occasion of Conflicts between Domains and Trademarks

Usage and protection of domain names in the field of civil and commercial turnover are becoming more important in the Digital Era and continuously growing economic activity of legal entities on the Internet. The lack of legal regulation and unified approach to solving disputes regarding internet domains rights, raises a number of significant questions that turn into a field of scientific interest and provoke this study. The established concept of 'arbitrage' (and derivative "arbitration") in the theory and practice, which refers in this case to resolution of disputes in collision domains and trademarks, has become a mechanism for self-regulation of the emerging from this interaction public relations...

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03.03.2017

Some Legal Aspects of the Use of Domain Names

by Dimitrina Boyadzhieva

Some Legal Aspects of the Use of Domain Names

This report examines some questions about the responsibility of registrants when choosing a domain name, the use of domain names similar to other means of individualization and promotion, transfer domain and others. The role of Internet domains has been derived as a significant factor in market competition, according to the regulation in art. 35 of the Protection of Competition Act.

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23.09.2016

Free as in freedom? A tale of forced… bundling

by Ivo Emanuilov

Free as in freedom? A tale of forced… bundling

In 2015, the French Court of Cassation submitted a request for preliminary reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union in an interesting case about forced bundling of computers and software. The outcome was long anticipated by the free software community which has been advocating for a long time against this practice of computer manufactures and major software companies. It was seen as a hope of putting an end to the so-called ‘ Windows tax’. With the decision in Deroo-Blanquart, however, these hopes seem to have been dashed.

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