Monday, January 12, 2015

.XYZ owner responds to criticism over use of trademark terms in marketing materials

Extract: "Responding to the release, a commenter on domain name blog The Domains argued that it was “like ringing the dinner bell for cybersquatters”, while Cheng Foong Tan, a senior associate at Lewis Silkin, toldWTR that it “could be perceived to be an encouragement to cybersquat”. Since the press release was issued, six out of seven of the name-checked brand domain names have been registered. While ‘’ was registered by brand owner Microsoft, five have been registered by individuals who do not appear to be related to the brand (with four of these registrants located in China). At present these registered domains do not resolve".



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