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The Evolution of Domain Names and Their Impacts on Trade Mark Rights
chapterposted on 2023-05-22, 16:54 authored by Heather ForrestHeather Forrest
In 2001, the World Intellectual Property Organisation identified various points of tension arising from the use of trade marks in the Internet Domain Name System. With the addition of more than 1000 alternatives to.com Top-Level Domain to the global Internet, some of those tensions remain and new tensions are created as trade marksâ€™ function and value in the Domain Name System evolves. This chapter considers the changing use of trade marks in the Domain Name System, in particular from the introduction of new generic Top-Level Domains and their impacts on trade mark rights.
Publication titleGlobal Governance of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century
Department/SchoolFaculty of Law
Place of publicationUnited States
Rights statementCopyright 2016 Springer International Publishing Switzerland