27 Nov '13, 6pm

Grand Theft Domain Name: Take-Two Interactive loses domain name dispute

Grand Theft Auto publisher fails in case to get GTA.tv domain name. Take-Two Interactive, the creator of the wildly successful Grand Theft Auto video game series, has lost a dispute it filed against the domain name GTA.tv. Take-Two has a trademark for GTA, but it was unable to persuade a World Intellectual Property Organization panel that the owner was trying to take advantage of Take-Two’s mark. iCity Corp, which owns GTA.tv, argued that the unused domain stood for “Greater Toronto Area”. iCity is based in Toronto, and previously created websites about the city at gta411.com and gtanews.com. The panel determined that iCity has rights or legitimate interests in the domain name, and that it didn’t register and use the domain name in bad faith. Take-Two pointed out that iCity has a number of other domain names that seem like they might infringe on trademarks. iCity debunked ...

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