UDRP roundup: Wins for brand owners against bogus domain names

10-08-2016

UDRP roundup: Wins for brand owners against bogus domain names

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In the latest round-up of UDRP decisions, WIPR's sister website TBO brings news of victories for Philip Morris, Lego and Hugo Boss.

You could be forgiven for assuming that tobacco company Philip Morris, children’s toy maker Lego and fashion brand Hugo Boss would never appear in the same sentence together—unless, that is, you are talking about the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPOs) Arbitration and Mediation Center.

All three companies were victorious in early August at the center, which adjudicates domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy, managing to convince panellists that bogus domain names had been registered with the intention of causing confusion.

Philip Morris USA v Elijah Etame


Hugo Boss, domain names, Lego, Phillip Morris, UDRP, trademark,

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