25 Apr '11, 9am

Microsoft wins dispute of Bing domain names (DomainNews.com)

An arbitrator with the National Arbitration Forum has awarded microsoft-bing.com,search-bing.com and google-bing.com domain name to Microsoft. All started when Microsoft submitted a complaint to the National Arbitration Forum,asserting legal rights over the disputed domain name. The company owns many trademark registrations for the "Bing" mark.Therefore,they contended that the disputed domain name is confusingly similar to its trademark.Moreover,they contended that the respondent registered and used the disputed domain name in bad faith . "Respondent’s use of the disputed domain names to display pay-per-click links and advertisements to Complainant’s products, as well as those of third parties is clearly an attempt to capitalize on the goodwill associated with Complainant’s BING mark. " The Panel ordered the disputed domain name be transferred from the respondent to the co...

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