Apple filed complaint for 17 domain and in the list for transfering to Apple

The abuse of domains infringing rights over registered trademarks is growing exponentially. World Organization of the Intellectual Property (WIPO) is flooded with complaints for disputes for collision of domains with trademarks - Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. UDRP applies to generic second-level domains (gTLDs) in the areas: aero, .asia, .biz, .cat, .com, .coop, .info, .jobs, .mobi, .museum, .name, .net, .org, .pro,.tel and travel.
Among the complainants stand out the names of Yahoo! Inc., LEGO Juris A / S, Volkswagen AG, Facebook, Philip Morris USA Inc, L'Or?al and many other well-known companies.

This week Apple Computers Inc. files a complaint, claiming legal rights over 17 domain names. The full list of domain names:

Apple owns rights over registered all over the world trademarks "Apple", "iPod" and "iPhone" and have reason to expect a successful outcome of the dispute. The decision of the WIPO is determined by three basic stipulations, the existence of which must be proved:

- the manner in which the domain name(s) is/are identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which the Complainant has rights;
- why the Respondent (domain-name holder) should be considered as having no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name(s) that is/are the subject of the complaint; and
- why the domain name(s) should be considered as having been registered and being used in bad faith.

Upon a positive decision by WIPO disputed domains will be transferred to Apple.
Tags: Domains, Trademarks