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July, 2009

  • 3 July

    Tweet domains are safe, for the most part

    News has circulated that Twitter has filed for a trademark for the word “tweet”. The company’s blog, however, makes it clear that it will not go after sincere, legitimate applications and services that use the name. For those domain owners and businesses that have domain names with the word “tweet” …

June, 2009

  • 10 June

    Pfizer wins domain dispute

    Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has scored a victory over a man from Bangladesh who registered the domains pfizer.org and celebrex.org. The WIPO, an international organization that hears domain disputes, ruled that the defendant, Samir Kumar, failed to prove that he did not register the domains in bad faith. Both names are …

May, 2009

  • 21 May

    Bank of America receives a split settlement in domain dispute

    For cybersquatters, the recent Bank of America merger with Merrill Lynch was seen as a golden opportunity to snatch up some related domain names. One company, Webadviso, seized that opportunity, registering bofaml.com, mlbofa.com, bofamerrill.com, and merrillbofa.com. According to ICANN policy on domain name trademark disputes, the National Arbitration Forum heard …

  • 14 May

    Blackberry maker RIM wins domain dispute against Indian firm

    MumbaiDomains, a Mumbai-basd firm had previously registered three disputed domain names: blackbberry.com, bickberry.com, and bllackberry.com. Research In Motion, the company responsible for Blackberry smart phones, sued arguing that the domains are too close phonetically and in appearance to their trademark. “Save for the addition/deletion of a single letter, the disputed …