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

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Mark Bender

Monash University - Department of Business Law & Taxation

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bender, Mark, What's in a Name: Domain Name Disputes Involving Trademarks in Australia. Monash Business Review, Vol. 3, No. 3, July 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1091066

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