Conflicts between Trademarks and Domain Names: A Critical Analysis
49 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2012
Date Written: September 14, 2011
The essay discusses the issue of conflicts between trademarks and domain names. It discusses in detail the causes and kinds of the disputes and what the current legal system has to offer to this situation. Conflicts such as cybersquatting, typosquatting, reverse domain name hijacking are discussed in length with the help of relevant case laws. The proposed solutions such as ICANN and UDRP have been analysed in detail. As the essay proceeds, it is made apparent that the current legal system is incapable of handling these issues effectively. The essay concludes with the same remark and suggestions that might help in settling these disputes.
Keywords: Trade Marks, Domain Names, Cybersquatting, Typosquatting, Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, ICANN, UDRP
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