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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Lance Armstrong Wins Cybersquatting Case

In a cybersquatting case, an arbitration panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has found in favor of cyclist Lance Armstrong and against a California company, CSA Marketing, which began offering rival "Livestrong" bracelets last year through domain names it claimed in 2004 and websites it then set up. Armstrong's Foundation promotes cancer awareness and cancer prevention and sells the bracelets and other merchandise directly and through third parties to fund its programs. The arbitration panel agreed with Armstrong, holding that CSA's activities amounted to "opportunistic and abusive conduct...". Read more here.

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