The introduction of the DNS as a new language has made the use of cyberspace simple and readily available, but has consequently caused the issue of domain name conflicts in relation to intellectual property rights, because domains in the network, in the same fashion as trade marks, serve to distinguish products and services from similar ones existing or being marketed in cyberspace.The use of the internet for carrying out business activities has meant that domain names behaving in the same mode as trade marks do in the market function as copyrights which identify their creators, individual displays or ideas, hence problems emerge with copyrights resolution, which need to be legislatively addressed, especially in Pakistan. The main problem of domain names in relation to intellectual property in Pakistan, is that they lack strict classifications and regulations of registration that are internationally acknowledged. Since regulating an international communication system under territorial jurisdictions is difficult, the problem becomes more compelling, especially in cases and under circumstances in which domains may be conducive to any confusion due to similarity, as trade marks do, because any variation in their structure creates a new address. Furthermore, the use of generic and descriptive words is not restricted in the cyberspace, as it is in trade mark law.
Status of Aliens Aliens are defined in Pakistan Citizenship Act 1951, § 2 (as Amendment Act 1952) to mean persons who are neither citizens of Pakistan nor Commonwealth citizens who have status of Commonwealth citizen under British Nationality Act, 1948 and British Protected person under same Act. Alien visitors must register with the police within […]
On 7 February 2013, the European Commission published two cybersecurity documents designed to provide a comprehensive vision of how European Union Member States, national authorities, and private industry will prevent and respond to cyber disruptions and attacks. The Cybersecurity Strategy is aimed at harmonizing national authorities of EU Member States to improve cyber resilience and […]
The Telecommunication Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations, 2015 are finally out for consultation.As they affect the business of many of our current and prospective clients, we are offering a free initial consultation in this regard as to how their business arrangements will be affected by these.For further queries please contact Pir Abdul Wahid Advocate at +92-300-5075993 or […]