In the Press ...
An article on Flip Petillion's decision to suspend 474 domain names in the '.xyz' domain using protected trademarks.
ICANN Accountability Debated as Internet Transition Nears: September 14, 2016 — Bloomberg BNA – Internet Law Resource Center (author Alexis Kramer)
Flip Petillion is interviewed on the questions of accountability of ICANN and the upcoming shift of control for behind-the-scenes technical functions of the internet out of U.S. hands.
Flip Petillion is featured for his representation of Vistaprint in an unprecedented move by Vistaprint that won the right to operate .webs for just $1, while Verisign paid $135 million to operate .web. In this auction, the highest and lowest amounts ever were spent in the domain auction run by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
An article in De Tijd focuses on Vistaprint’s successful bid for .webs in the ICANN auction for .webs and .web that took place on July 27-28, 2016. Flip Petillion represented Vistaprint.
.hotel fight gets nasty with “criminal” hacking claims: April 19, 2016 — DomainIncite (author Kevin Murphy)
Flip Petillion is featured in DomainIncite for his representation of Travel Reservations, Famous Four Media, Radix, Minds+Machines, Donuts and Fegistry in the case on the application for .hotel by Hotel Top Level Domain Sarl whose representative gained unauthorized access to trade secrets.
Booking.com uses .africa precedent to challenge .hotels ruling: July 21, 2015 — DomainIncite (author Kevin Murphy)
Flip Petillion is featured in DomainIncite for his representation of Booking.com and Despegar in an attempt to overturn an ICANN decision.
NetNames files .sucks price complaint with European Commission: July 9, 2015 — Trademarks & Brands Online
Flip Petillion is featured in Trademarks & Brands Online for his representation of NetNames in the complaint filed with the European Commission related to the pricing practices of Vox Populi.
Brand Protector Asks European Commission To Assess .sucks Registry Pricing Practices: June 24, 2015 — Bloomberg BNA – Electronic Commerce & Law Report (author Alexis Kramer)
Interview with Flip Petillion on the complaint filed with the European Commission on behalf of NetNames related to the pricing practices of Vox Populi.
Interview with Flip Petillion on the Transparency issues in the Vistaprint vs ICANN Independent Review Process administered by ICDR in New York.
Interview with Flip Petillion on the Appeals and Transparency issues following the Declaration in the Booking.com vs ICANN Independent Review Process administered by ICDR in New York.
Point of View: June 20, 2014 — NetNames (author Gary McIlraith, CEO, NetNames)
Interview with Flip Petillion on risks to brands as a result of the Introduction of the new gTLDs, and specifically the Internationalized Domain names (IDNs).
Tuinoorlog in Picassomuseum: September 18, 2014 — De Tijd (author Thijs Demeulemeester)
Crowell & Moring Brussels-based Intellectual Property Group partner Flip Petillion is featured in De Tijd for his representation of internationally well-known landscape architect Erik Dhont in a dispute with the France regarding the design of the gardens of the Picasso Museum in Paris.
Booking.com klaagt internetbeheerder aan: March 25, 2014 — De Tijd (author Ellen Cleeren)
Flip Petillion is featured in De Tijd for his representation of Booking.com in the arbitration against ICANN regarding ICANN’s disputed decision to put the applications for .hotels and .hoteis in one contention set.
Delmonte gTLD Blocked in First Successful LRO: August 7, 2013 — World Intellectual Property Review
Flip Petillion, a Brussels-based Intellectual Property and International Disputes Resolution partner, comments on the recent blocked bid for a generic top-level domain (gTLD) in the first legal rights objection (LRO) to be upheld.
Sony Fined Over Hacker Attack on PlayStation Data: January 24, 2013 — Bloomberg News
Brussels-based Intellectual Property Group partner, Flip Petillion, comments on Sony Corp.'s U.K. unit being fined by the country's privacy regulator over a 2011 hacker attack that put the personal data of PlayStation users worldwide at risk.
'Punitive damages' sluipen in Gentse rechtspraktijk: September 2009 — Trends
Helder inzicht in intellectuele rechten loont: May 2009 — De Bestuurder
Het merk Merckx: als je naam doet kopen: June 5, 2009 — De Tijd (author Erika Racquet)
Crowell & Moring Brussels-based Intellectual Property Group partner Flip Petillion is featured in De Tijd for his comments on the protection of domain names in the framework of a brand protection strategy. The article presents the successful protection of the domain name by Crowell & Moring of a very well-known Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx. In the article, Petillion explains the process of brand protection, and indicates that a domain name is nowadays more important than a brand name or a logo. As a result of Petillion’s efforts, Eddy Merckx Cycles is able to claim the domain names merckx.com and Eddy-merckx.com.