Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Zohar Efroni, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, has published "Names as Domains, Names as Marks: Issues Concerning the Interface Between Internet Domain Names and Trademark Rights," as a chapter in Intellectual Property and Information Wealth: Issues and Practices in the Digital Age (Peter K. Yu, ed.; Praeger Publishers, 2007). Here is the abstract for the chapter.
This book chapter addresses various domain name issues and the interface between registration of domain names and trademark rights. It provides technical and historical background to domain names disputes and moves to focus on particular matters of interest such as regulation in the U.S. and via ICANN, conflict of laws, international aspects, potential abuse of regulatory mechanisms, litigation strategies and freedom of speech issues.
Download the entire chapter from SSRN here.