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Earlier Registered Domain Names, Later Acquired Trademarks

The Rise of Cyber-Entrepreneurs
Trademarks have a long history; domain names are of recent origin. Trademarks were “invented” to “identify and distinguish [one person’s] goods . . . from those manufactured or sold by others and to indicate the source of the goods. Domain names are merely function elements “invented” to identify and link locations on the Internet.  The Lanham Act defines …. Earlier Registered DNs, Later Acquired TMs.

This article was published in the NYSBA IP Section Journal Bright Ideas, Vol. 25 No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2016).

 

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