Furmanek Co-Authors Article on Defending Brands on the New Internet
Partner Michael P. Furmanek co-authored an article in The Illinois Manufacturer entitled "Trademark owners: Nine steps to defend your brands on the new Internet." The article discuses the actions manufacturers and trademark owners may consider taking to protect their trademarks in the new domain name system. With oversight by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the system allows the registration and establishment of new top-level domains that could be used in place of the traditional .com, .net, .org, etc. top-level domains that are routine today.