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#Sports organizations need to think about protecting their #domains #entertainment

WIPO notes that disputes over domain names relating to sporting events often start long before the actual events take place. As brands not only need to worry about squatted domains, but also fraudsters that jump on brand reputations to make a quick buck out of misspelt or associated domains that lead to fake sites. These sites often promote counterfeited brand sporting goods that further deteriorate brand revenues from merchandise sales. In 2008, WIPO had already seen disputes pertaining to the 2010 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup and the 2012 PGA (Professional Golfers Association) Championship. Other cases involved the names of competitions such as the Premier League, the Orange Bowl, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Final Four and the London Marathon. Among sports authorities, cases have been filed by the National Foo...

Full article: http://www.netnames.com/blog/2013/07/sports-organizations...

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