No Name is a Safe Name
Disputes have become synonymous with the word "Domain Names". The Trade
Mark related disputes have become so common in the Cyber world that it
appears that No Name is a Safe Name.
The moment your domain name becomes popular, there will be some body
somewhere in the world who may pounce on you with a "Trade Mark Infringement"
notice...and all your brand building investments may go down the drain.
Many times, even if you seem to have an iron clad case to retain your
domain name, fighting a Court battle or a WIPO arbitration fight may be
too expensive and disturbing.
The Future Looks Gloomy
Today over 40 million Domain names have already been registered,
with over 60 % of them with the .com extension. There appears to be no
name in English that will not be similar to an existing name.
Indians have rushed to book lakhs of dot in domain names
since the registeres were opened for generic names recently. Each one of these
registrations could be a source of legal dispute with those who have already
booked a similar name under say dot com extension.
Even names in other languages will not be spared if they are replica
of trademarks related English words.
Additional TLD s introduced by ICANN are of no use since an existing
name with a different TLD extension could be a direct infringement of the
Trademark right. Name extensions with prefixes, suffixes or spelling changes
or in abbreviated form are all subject to disputes.
The future for Netpreneurs therefore looks bleak.
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