New Social Media Privacy Law Has Wide-Ranging Possible Consequences

Following the lead of states like California, Illinois, and Maryland, New Jersey has become another state to pass legislation aimed at protecting employees from privacy concerns in the social media arena.  Particularly, the New Jersey bill, recently passed by its Senate, would prohibit an employer from (1) requiring a current or prospective employee to provide […]

ICANN Takes Steps to Provide gTLD Owners With Added Protection

ICANN, the organization charged with overseeing various internet-related tasks, including the new global top-level domain name (gTLD) system, recently began implementing a “Proof of Use” verification process.  New gTLDs and their marks will be given protection through the Trademark Clearinghouse during its sunrise periods.  A sunrise period is a set amount of time where Clearinghouse […]