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Archive | November, 2013

Good Faith Registration Bad Faith Use

One could argue, totally at odds with UDRP precedent, that it is unfair of a domain name registrant to renew registration of a passively held domain name which unfairly prevents a later acquiring trademark owner from using the corresponding domain name for its business. Good faith registration followed by bad faith use and renewal of […]

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Registering Domain Name for Legitimate Business Purpose

There can be no violation of owner’s trademark rights where there is a legitimate business purpose for registering the disputed domain name. Anti-cybersquatting proscriptions apply to unfair business practices and deception, hence the intense focus on purpose for registering a particular combination of words. A good illustration is presented in Maria Guadalupe Arvizú Ramírez v. […]

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Internet Subscription Libraries

Co-author, Gerald M. Levine New Internet subscription libraries are offering to “lend” digital books based on subscription models that brick and mortar lending libraries in England invented in the 19th Century.  For $X dollars per time period subscribers gain access to vast collections of backlist and self-published books at less cost and with none of […]

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