Archive for the "Domain Name Disputes" Category

Judgment nets 800 Domains

Posted by Karen Monteith on October 16th, 2009

According to news reports (here and here),  Chris Bosh, of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors,  was awarded control of 800 domains through a U.S. Federal Court ruling.  The domains, which included  chrisbosh.com,  were apparently wrongfully appropriated from professional athletes, including some fellow NBA players and celebrities. The reports state that Chris Bosh had won an earlier judgment [...]

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Trademark Clearinghouse To Help Combat Cybersquatting?

Posted by Neil Melliship on July 17th, 2009

A story earlier this week reported that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – the organization charged with oversight of the Internet, including the creation of new generic top level domains (gTLD’s) – is considering setting up a centralized database of trademarks to help combat cybersquatting and other negative domain name registration [...]

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Free iPhone Bike App Sparks Dispute

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on June 4th, 2009

The Montreal Gazette and La Presse each recently reported on the decision by the Stationnement de Montréal (“SdM”) to assert intellectual property rights against the developer of an iPhone application which pinpoints the locations of public-use bicycles made available for rental by the SdM. Sparko.ca developed a free iPhone application called BixiMobile, together with a [...]

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