Case Code : CLIT008
Publication date : 2009
Subject : IT and Systems
Industry : -
Length : 02 Pages
Price : Rs. 100
To download this case click on the button below, and select the case from the list of available cases:
Cyber law, cyber squatting, trademark laws, Intellectual Property, intellectual property rights, IPR, trademark, World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO, Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Google
* This caselet is intended for use only in class discussions.
** More comprehensive case studies are priced at Rs.200 to Rs.700 (US $5 to US $16) per copy.
In 2009, Internet software company Google Inc. won a cyber squatting case against an Indian teenager who had registered a domain name googblog.com. The domain name, Google contended, was confusingly similar to its trademark. Experts felt that complaints regarding cyber squatting were on the rise and organizations such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) were being approached by trademark holders to resolve such disputes.
In countries like India, where there was an absence of relevant cyber laws to prevent this practice, such cases were decided within the ambit of trademark laws. WIPO's Arbitration and Mediation Center was in the process of developing an online Internet-based system for administering commercial disputes involving intellectual property...
Case Studies on Related Topics
1.Pfizer's Intellectual Property Rights Battles in China for Viagra
2.The Ugg Boot Controversy in Australia
3.Ranbaxy's Patent Litigations in the United States