UDRP roundup: wins for Virgin, Lacoste and VW


UDRP roundup: wins for Virgin, Lacoste and VW

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Virgin Group, Lacoste and Volkswagen all recorded cybersquatting victories recently at WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center. TBO provides a summary of the disputes and their implications.

Every day scores of new domain names are registered. Among the start-up companies, personal pages and fan pages, some addresses are registered to purposefully cause confusion with established brands.

To solve disputes and to transfer infringing domains, intellectual property owners can head to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center, which adjudicates disputes under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy.

Multinational Virgin Group, sportswear brand Lacoste and car maker Volkswagen are the companies that feature in our roundup this week, with each successfully transferring confusingly similar domains.

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