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Names as Domains, Names as Marks: Issues Concerning the Interface Between Internet Domain Names and Trademark Rights

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INFORMATION WEALTH: ISSUES AND PRACTICES IN THE DIGITAL AGE, Peter K. Yu, ed., Praeger Publishers, 2007

33 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2007  

Zohar Efroni

Stanford's Center for Internet and Society

Abstract

This book chapter addresses various domain name issues and the interface between registration of domain names and trademark rights. It provides technical and historical background to domain names disputes and moves to focus on particular matters of interest such as regulation in the U.S. and via ICANN, conflict of laws, international aspects, potential abuse of regulatory mechanisms, litigation strategies and freedom of speech issues.

Keywords: domain names, trademarks, UDRP, ACPA

JEL Classification: K20, K33, K41

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Efroni, Zohar, Names as Domains, Names as Marks: Issues Concerning the Interface Between Internet Domain Names and Trademark Rights. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INFORMATION WEALTH: ISSUES AND PRACTICES IN THE DIGITAL AGE, Peter K. Yu, ed., Praeger Publishers, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=957750

Zohar Efroni (Contact Author)

Stanford's Center for Internet and Society ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

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