Is WIPO A Cybersquatter?Published on 30 March 2009 @ 11:02 am
Intellectual Property Watch
The academic Internet Governance Project reports that the World Intellectual Property Organization – a key arbitration body for global internet domain disputes – appears to have registered a domain name using a name trademarked by someone else three years earlier. WIPO registered the name patentscape.info in 2008, after the mark patentscape was obtained in 2006 by a private firm, the IGP said. But patentscape.info resolves to the trademark holder’s website, and WIPO has trademarked the slightly different PatentScope. Perhaps there was an arrangement? Or perhaps dispute settlement procedures may be needed – but where? See the blog entry here.