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How ICANN can easily prevent RDNH

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RDNH or Reverse Domain Name Hijacking when the owner of a trademark tries to secure a domain name by claiming a “cybersquatting” case against the owner of the domain. This usually happens when the owner of the domain is a smaller firm or an individual. Paragraph 15(e) of the UDRP Rules defines reverse domain name hijacking as the filing of a complaint in bad faith, resulting in the abuse of the...

Marx Bros v. Warner Bros — An Amusing Lesson in the Dangers of Trademark Bullying

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A few months ago, the Journal of the Missouri Bar published a superb article by my colleague Drey Cooley, the title of which captures its essence: “Avoid Becoming a Trademark Bully: The Art of Writing Cease and Desist Letters.” As Drey explains, an over-the-top demand letter, especially when aimed at a small business, creates the risk of damaging blow-back in the form of what he labels “social...

Trademark Bullying – The Other Side of The Domain Industry

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We all are familiar with the word “bullying”, but how many of us are aware of trademark bullying? Which apparently has created quite a ruckus in domain industry in past decade. As the name suggests, trademark bullying is an act in which a trademark owner tries to exert its hegemony over other entity regarding rights to use trademarked expression, design or logo. Trademark bullying was rather a...

Prathmesh Tokekar

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