What is Internet law?
I get that question a lot. When you think of it, the Internet and the law the governs has pervaded society over the last ten years and its expansion and this integration will continue. This will be especially true for businesses – hence the name for this blog. Below the jump are some examples of common trends and issues:
A quick report today that is not entirely surprising: trademark holders have won 93 domain name disputes for the .co extension and lost just one at the World Intellectual Property Organization.
So, who was the one loss? The article has the answer:
The only organization to lose a case is Comite Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne, which failed to get Champagne.co.
There are a few caveats: National Arbitration Forum cases were not considered because they were not broken down by TLD extension and “terminated” cases were counted as wins.
Even with those caveats, it is an impressive record and demonstrates that cybersquatters who trade off another company’s trademark usually lose.