Trademarks and Brands

Cybersquatter Alert! Are You Protecting Your Domains?

by T+B BLOG TEAM on Monday, 7 December, 2015

A recent BBC News report highlighted a slew of interesting examples of cybersquatting where domain names similar to existing brand names are bought up to compete with competitors, confuse buyers, or with the intent to make money by reselling them. Among the brands involved in recent cases are Google’s new parent company, Alphabet and the abc.xyz domain, and German automaker BMW which managed to win back the b.mw domain from a Japanese owner who tried to sell it for $1 million.

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Topics: cybersquatters, domain infringement, domains

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