Trademark Review - Volume 3 | Issue 6 June 2013

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In This Issue:

• Ron Paul’s Complaint to Regain RonPaul.org Constitutes Reverse Domain Hijacking

• MOTT’s for Baby Food Is Considered Primarily Merely a Surname

• Company Uses More than Is Reasonably Necessary to Advertise that its Test Strips Work with Another’s Meters

- Excerpt from Ron Paul’s Complaint to Regain RonPaul.org Constitutes Reverse Domain Hijacking:

In connection with Ron Paul’s presidential campaign in 2012, two supporters of Ron Paul registered the domain names RonPaul. com and RonPaul.org. The owners of the domains used them as a political fan website to promote Ron Paul, his presidential campaign and political ideals. The ronpaul.org domain redirected to the website operated at ronpaul.com. Mr. Ron Paul, however, objected to use of his name and filed domain name dispute proceedings before the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. Mr. Paul alleged there was a high likelihood that people visiting the site would be confused and believe that he endorsed the site, and that the Respondents registered and were using the domain names in bad faith....

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Topics:  Advertising, Baby Products, Comparative Advertising, Domain Names, Mott's, Ron Paul, Surnames

Published In: Communications & Media Updates, Intellectual Property Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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