OIL Casebook: Domain Names | mrisch | July 12, 2014


OIL Casebook: Domain Names

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This section considers some of the earliest trademark disputes: domain name overlaps.


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  1. 1 Show/Hide More Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. v. Bucci
    Original Creator: mrisch

    This was a very early domain name/trademark case that became a cornerstone for future cases- it applies traditional trademark rules to the dispute

  2. 2 Show/Hide More Cardservice Int'l, Inc. v. McGee
    Original Creator: mrisch

    This case considers how a nominally descriptive term might be protected as a trademark — and domain name

  3. 3 Show/Hide More Green Products Co. v. Independence Corn By-Products Co.
    Original Creator: mrisch

    This case tests the limits of infringement by using a domain name

  4. 4 Show/Hide More Brookfield Communications v. West Coast Entertainment - Domain Name
    Original Creator: mrisch

    This case examines use of a domain name by a competitor. A wrinkle is that the competitor is much larger, and had used a similar mark for many years.


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