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Data breach Youth care

This spring, RTL News reports that personal data of thousands of children had fallen into the hands of third parties. Youth care Utrecht had changed its name. For that reason, the old internet domain registration was not renewed. If a domain registration is not renewed, it will become available and third parties can register it again. Two whistleblowers had re-registered the domain name and had reactivated the mail address. As a result emails were received from employees still using the old e-mail address. » internet-online-branding

OK.nl – Supreme Court gives a definitive answer

A legal battle has been going on for years about the very nice domain name <ok.nl>. Gaos has registered this domain name as far back as 1999. Fuelplaza operates petrol stations and has owned the OK logo since 2003. The company uses the domain name <okolie.nl> online. The domain name <ok.nl> is howeverpreferred. First the company attempts to buy the domain name. If this does not work, several lawsuits follow, up to the Dutch Supreme Court. Gaos plans to use the domain name for a social purpose, it claims, but it still has no active website on the URL. Is that allowed? » internet-online-branding

Telephone scammers offer domain name registrations

A Dutch timber company claims it has been contacted by a company called “the Trademark Office” in 2018 with an offer to register it company name as <.com> and have it redirected to the <.nl> website for ten years for an amount of €297,- (per year). An audio recording was made, just form the moment the company agrees to the proposal (at the end of the conversation). » internet-online-branding

Mediawebshop.nl: domain name claim through court or UDRP?

Domain names are registered on ‘first come, first served’ basis. This created a new phenomenon called: domain name hijacking. Quickly register domain names with names of famous people or famous brands with the aim of selling them for a lot of money. To stop this, the UDRP was invented, a quick and cheap procedure to reclaim a domain name. The UDRP is still very popular, but sometimes not the best route in a conflict, as became clear by the case of <mediawebshop.nl>. » internet-online-branding

Goudaankoop.nl (goldpurchase.nl) manipulating on-line reviews

Positive ratings one ones website can be very important. For that reason, it seems attractive to bend the truth a little bit as a company / website manager. For example, can you make selections in the reviews being showed? » internet-online-branding
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PURE - MENTOS

MENTOS has been selling chewing gum under the name MENTOS PURE FRESH for several years. In order to protect her rights MENTOS has registered the following trademarks: the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH, the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH 3 and a figurative depiction of the word PURE. Defendant sells chewing gum under the trademark DENTYNE PURE and has registered its logo as a trademark. Infringement or not?
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