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French government claims back « France.com » (as trade mark and domain name)

According to French Courts, the name of a country is like a person’s name. National governments can therefore prevent appropriation by private entities of their country’s name, even in the absence of a registered mark. This was the case of … Continue reading

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Regaining a Hijacked Domain Name

"Given the human capacity for mischief in all its forms the Policy sensibly takes an open-ended approach to bad faith, listing some examples without attempting to exhaustively enumerate all its varieties," Worldcom Exchange, Inc v. Wei.com, Inc., D2004-0955 (WIPO January … Continue reading

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Non Monetary Penalty for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

In commencing the administrative proceeding, the complainant certifies "that the information contained in th[e] Complaint is to the best of [its] knowledge complete and accurate [and] that th[e] Complaint is not being presented for any improper purpose, such as to … Continue reading

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Can You Name Yourself After Your Web Site?

CBL has made a cottage industry pitching the concept that the law is sometimes kinda' strange California. He's done this both on this blawg and with occasional presentations to non- Californians, featuring titles like "California: You Don't Have to Be … Continue reading

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Blocking Your Mark From Registration as a .XXX Domain Name

Today begins the inaptly named Sunrise B Period, the span between September 7 and October 28, 2011 when registered trademark owners not wishing to have their brands associated with adult entertainment websites can apply to registrars to prevent others from … Continue reading

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