February 12, 2019
In June of 2016, the United Kingdom held an historic referendum and public vote that would change the course of the country’s future forever. With a simple 51.89% to 48.11% majority, the UK public voted to leave the European Union and thus Britain’s exit, now commonly referred to as “Brexit,” began. Since that fateful decision, there have been some notable developments, including “Brexit remorse” (where exit supporters experience regret for their decision), and, in December, the European Court of Justice ruled that Britain had the power to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit in its entirety. At present, the UK is... Read More

Portfolio Marketing Manager
Combat pirated IPTV services to protect your revenue
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) has grown in popularity in a short span of time, as a result of Internet connectivity speeds and the low cost of IPTV enabled devices. While legitimate broadcasters are starting to utilise IPTV solutions, a growing number of rogue streamers are using the same technology to deliver unauthorised content. Not only can thousands of channels be distributed via illegal IPTV subscriptions, but channels that should be geo-blocked are being made available outside of their own territories. Live sports broadcasts, pay-per-views and even award shows are being shown through these unauthorized services. As a result, many rights owners and... Read More
Senior Writer
Innovation: A reminder about why brand protection matters
With contributions from Bob Stembridge, of Derwent  Behind every online protection strategy, there’s a brand – and behind every brand, an innovation that needs protection. Derwent, one of our affiliate companies under Clarivate Analytics, has released a Top 100 Global Innovators report celebrating leading organizations around the globe whose achievements have enriched the world. Today, we join them in recognizing the brands that deliver these kinds of unique products and experiences – the same ones that we at MarkMonitor aim to protect. Among the highlights of the report:• The epicenter of innovation continues its shift east• 48 Asian companies appear on... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Director
New law assigns liability to online platforms in China
On January 1, China’s new E-commerce law went into effect that provides greater protection for intellectual property rights owners. Under the new law, providers of e-commerce platforms are required to develop intellectual property protection policies and procedures while collaborating with rights holders. More importantly, these platform providers face fines and legal liability if they fail to implement IP rights protection policies and enforces those measures. Without a doubt, this new law will help brand owners protect their intellectual property rights in China, a jurisdiction that historically been very challenging for brand owners. Your role and liabilities As tempting as it may... Read More
Director of Internet Policy and Industry Affairs
China cybersecurity update: DNS hijacking and IoT crimes
In a welcome patch of good news for the cybersecurity community, on December 25, 2018, the Chinese Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) highlighted five cybersecurity cases in its most recent release of Guiding Cases – the 20th such iteration of case law publication from the Chinese government, including a landmark case on DNS hijacking. Since November of 2010, the Chinese government has issued about 100 Guiding Cases, which calls attention to a carefully curated selection of legal opinions on important recent cases. In China, Guiding Cases serve dual purposes of establishing a controlling precedent for future cases in lower courts, as well... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Director
Ensuring effective brand enforcement in China
According to the latest report issued by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), China’s internet usage has passed a major milestone, with an online population exceeding 800 million. That number represents more than the combined populations of Japan, Russia, Mexico and the U.S. With 42% of global ecommerce now happening in China (compare that with 24% in the U.S.), brands servicing this market have a huge opportunity for growth. That opportunity, however, doesn’t come free from online threats. A recent Harvard Business Review report indicated that 86% of the world’s counterfeit goods originate from China and Hong Kong, with many... Read More


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Alison Simpson
With more than 14 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More