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Apple, Gucci win domain disputes

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Apple won an important victory with the WIPO this week after it was given control of the name itunes.com.mx. I’m sure Cupertino lost quite a bit Mexican traffic to this domain and owning it will help it protect the Apple brand. The company is also the first multinational corporation to fight for a .mx name.

In addition, world-famous Gucci won the domain gucciwell.com at the WIPO. The company claimed the name violated its trademark and was being used to sell competing products. The registrant denied this, but sent his response one day past the deadline. Protecting domain rights is especially important for companies like Gucci because trademarked domains can be used to dupe customers into buying counterfeit merchandise.

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