Summary: "The main research question is, how do domain names relate to trademarks/trade names? This main research question will be answered based on the two most relevant aspects regarding this question. The first aspect is whether a domain name can, by itself, be regarded as a trademark/name. Domain names used for commercial purposes have the capability to be regarded as registered/ unregistered trademarks/ trade names and also as well-known trademarks/trade names. Whether the same applies to domain names used for non-commercial purposes cannot be answered conclusively. The second aspect, for answering the main research question, is whether domain names can infringe a trademark/trade name".
Source (PDF Download): http://www.law.lu.se/WEBUK.nsf/(MenuItemById)/JAEM01exam/$FILE/Stefan%20Kuipers.pdf (Stefan Kuipers).
- Trademarks: submit your datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse (also called "tmch") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods;
- Student Clubs can register their domain name with Uniregistry;
- Jovenet Consulting informs and provides consultancy services on New gTLDs;
- The Trademark Clearinghouse calendar is available here.