23 Sep '14, 5pm

Chinese domain squatter gets slammed over Amazon trademarks! September 23, 2014 at 06:43AM

Chinese domain squatter gets slammed over Amazon trademarks! September 23, 2014 at 06:43AM

1) Four disputed domain names <amazonfirephone.co>, <amazonfirephone.info>, <amazonfirephone.org> and <amazonfirephone2.com> were all registered on April 2, 2014 before the Complainant announced the launch of its smartphone in the name of “Amazon Fire Phone” on June 19, 2014 and announcing the availability of Amazon Fire Phone on June 20, 2014. 2) The Complainant has failed to protect itself by registering domain names with its trademark “Fire Phone”. 3) Amazon is a common noun or geographical term. In fact, there are many domain names registered embodying the word “Amazon” like <amazonphone.biz>, <amazonphone.cn> and <amazonphone.co.uk>. 4) The domain name such as <amazonwatch.org> belongs to someone else and is used as a platform for observing happenings in the Amazon River basin area. <Amazonfirewatch.com> can be used as a platform website for watching the fire hazards ...

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