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Trademark Owner Gains Control of Trademark Domain Name from Cybersquatter under UDRP Aribtration

Friday, August 12th, 2011

As an Internet Law Attorney knows, domain name trademark issues often arise in situations where Internet users register a domain name which is trademark protected. Such an Internet user runs the risk of being prosecuted for cybersquatting under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) or the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA).

Another instance of this often repeated scenario occurred in July to a cybersquatter who lost control of the trademark domain name, manofsteel.com, when a UDRP arbitration panel transferred the trademarked domain name to the parent company of DC Comics (the registered trademark owner of “MAN OF STEEL”), Warner Bros. Entertainment (owned by Time Warner). The cybersquatting culprit is listed on the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) decision as: raton, Coni c/o (‘in care of’) LBR Enterprises, a California based company (Respondent).

Superman Man of Steel, The Movie;

This UDRP administrative decision was rendered shockingly close to the start of filming for Superman: Man of Steel, the newest installment in the Superman series, for which filming was set to begin this August, just one month after DC Comics won the arbitration and gained control of manofsteel.com. Indeed, as of today www.manofsteel.com is not yet live – DC Comics and Time Warner will undoubtedly populate the domain name with content geared towards the upcoming Superman movie, set to be released in 2013.

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