13 Jun '11, 1pm
Microsoft wins dispute of Xbox domain An arbitrator with the National Arbitration Forum has awarded CheapBoxPoints.com d
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 "XBOX" 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 disputed domain name resolves to a commercial website from which Internet users can purportedly purchase access codes for Complainant’s XBOX Live services. " "Respondent is attempting to pass itself off as Complainant through the prominent inclusion of Complainant’s XBOX mark and logos on the website resolving from the domain name." The Panel ordered the disputed domain name be transferred from the respondent to the complainant.