Names as Domains, Names as Marks: Issues Concerning the Interface Between Internet Domain Names and Trademark Rights
Stanford's Center for Internet and Society
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INFORMATION WEALTH: ISSUES AND PRACTICES IN THE DIGITAL AGE, Peter K. Yu, ed., Praeger Publishers, 2007
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33
Keywords: domain names, trademarks, UDRP, ACPA
JEL Classification: K20, K33, K41
Date posted: January 20, 2007