Monday, March 23, 2015

Panel Notes that New gTLD Use is “Not a Distinguishing Factor”

Extract: "What I found interesting about this decision was not the outsize role of new gTLDs urged by the Complainant but the fact that the Panel stuck to the view which is popular for legacy gTLDs such as .COM, .NET, .ORG, and the like. It held that, when considering whether the disputed domains are confusingly similar to the Complainants trademark, “the addition of suffixes such as ‘ equipment’, being a gTLD, is typically not a distinguishing factor".



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