Cybersquatting

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is tackling cybersquatting, amongst other things, at a conference in Geneva this week. They hope to create global stability, but some countries believe it is still a local matter. To win a case in the WIPO system, the challenger must prove three things: that the domain name in question is identical or similar to the challenger’s trademark; that the person who registered it has no legitimate interest; and that he or she has registered and used the domain in bad faith.

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