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WIPO refuses to order the transfer of worldcup2011.com to the International Rugby Board

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • Global
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  • January 12 2012

In Rugby World Cup Ltd v Andreas Gyrre WIPO D2011-1520 (1 November 2011) sole panellist Robert Badgely dismissed the complaint by the International Rugby Board (IRB) against ticket reseller Euroteam AS on the basis that the domain name could not be considered confusingly similar to the IRB’s trade marks RUGBY WORLD CUP and RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011, essentially because the dominant term “rugby” was lacking in the domain name

.xxx domain names to become available from September 2011

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • Global
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  • June 15 2011

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers recently approved the use of the .xxx suffix as a top-level domain name space, to be used by the online adult entertainment industry

Narnia.mobi - use as an email address

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • Global
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  • September 10 2008

The panel in CS Lewis (PTE) Ltd v Richard Saville-Smith 2008 WIPO D2008-0821 was not convinced that the Respondent had registered the domain name narnia.mobi for use only as a Narnia-related email address for his son, apparently a big Narnia fan