Sociology Index

Domain Name Disputes Case Law

Domain Name Disputes

CPP, Inc. v. Virtual Sky - WIPO Domain Name Dispute Decision D2006-0201.

Deutsche Post AG v. NJDomains - WIPO Domain Name Decision D2006-0001.

Diageo North America, Inc. dba The 7 Crown Distilling Company v. ZJ - WIPO Domain Name Dispute Decision D2006-0210.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited v. Maria Stephen - WIPO Domain Name Decision D2006-0152.

Tata Sons Limited v. tataconnect - WIPO Domain Name Decision D2006-0572.

Tom Cruise v. Network Operations Center, Alberta Hot Rods - WIPO Domain Name Dispute Decision D2006-0560.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Kani - WIPO Domain Name Decision D2006-0032.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Kuchora, Kal - WIPO Domain Name Dispute Decision D2006-0033.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Terry Davies - WIPO Domain Name Decision D2006-0031.

Yahoo! Inc. v. Akash Arora - Plaintiff seeking a decree of permanent injunction restraining defendants, their partners, servants and agents from operating any business and/or selling, offering for sale, advertising and in any manner dealing in any service or goods on the Internet or otherwise under the trademark/domain name 'Yahooindia.Com' 1999 Delhi High Court, India.

Manish Vij & others v. Indra Chugh & others - Plaintiffs instituted the suit for permanent injunction restraining the defendants from operating any business, making, selling/transferring, offering for sale, advertising and in any other manner dealing with the goods or services using domain name '' or any other combination thereof, as a website on the internet, identical with or descriptively similar to plaintiffs trade name / domain name ''.2002 Delhi High Court, India.

Online Indian Captial Co. Pvt. v. Dimensions Corporate - Suit was filed seeking to restrain the defendant permanently from using the website under the name of MUTUALFUNDSINDIA.COM or in any other identical name, inter alia, alleging that plaintiff No. 2 acquired the proprietary rights of MUTUALFUNDSINDIA.COM and assigned it in favour of plaintiff No. 1 Company, Website-WWW.MUTUALFUNDSINDIA.COM was created on 5th May, 1999. It is alleged that this website provides most comprehensive data on mutual funds. 2000 Delhi High Court, India.

The travel and tourism company Cox & Kings registered the brand name and the ad-line of the company as domain names. Cox & Kings was organising group package holidays under the brand Duniya Dekho and introduced the base line, 'Add More To Your World,' and featured it as an integral part of most of their advertisements. The Company had applied for the registration of a trademark with the words Duniya Dekho, Cox and Kings. The domain names and were registered by the Respondent who offered to sell the domain names for valuable consideration. The Complainant, Cox & Kings filed a case before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and sought transfer of the above domain names.

Cap Gemini v. Manila Industries Inc., “Cap Gemini” - WIPO Domain Name Decision D2006-0027 Domain Name Dispute Decision

This case refers to a large number of WIPO cases:

“The essence of the Internet is its world wide access” and that therefore “the propriety of a domain name registration may be questioned by comparing it to a trade mark registered in any country” (Thaigem Global Marketing Limited v. Sanchai Aree, WIPO Case No. D2002-0358).
Confusing similarity depends on the similarity of sound, appearance and idea suggested by the trademark and the domain name (Sharman License Holdings, Limited v., WIPO Case No. D2004-0713).