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.
On January 31, 2013, the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development released the new Implementing Regulations for the Myanmar Foreign Investment Law No. 21 (FIL No. 21). FIL No. 21, which repeals the previous 1988 Law on Foreign Investment, on November 2, 2012. FIL No. 21 introduces certain improvements compared to the 1988 Law […]
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Those fighting for digital rights in Pakistan have had a tough time over the past few months. Even though they’re a small minority in a very big pool of activists within the country, they’ve certainly had their hands full thanks to the new cyber crime bill, (#PECB15) which was passed on April 15 by The […]