What's in a Name: Domain Name Disputes Involving Trademarks in Australia
Monash Business Review, Vol. 3, No. 3, July 2007
14 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2008 Last revised: 13 Feb 2009
The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the law in relation to domain name disputes involving trademarks that applies in Australia. Generally the focus of this paper will be confined to consideration of domain names ending with the .au suffix. An overview of the rights associated with domain names, registered business names and registered and unregistered trademarks is provided, as is an outline of the domain name dispute resolution processes and some some summary statistics and key cases in relation to domain name disputes.
Keywords: domain names, trademarks, business registration, australia
JEL Classification: 034
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