Google Wins Domain Case Against “Googleglass” WebsitePublished on 4 April 2014 @ 8:42 pm
Intellectual Property Watch
Google has successfully defended its Google Glass name in an internet domain dispute in Europe, reported by the World Intellectual Property Organization today.
The domain name in question is googleglass.es, which was still live as of press time and offering official-looking Google Glass products and news.
The decision, in Spanish, is available here. The rights to the website were transferred to Google.
According to the decision, Google has registered a variety of trademarks on its name in Europe, including Google and Google Glass. No one came forward on behalf of the website googleglass.es, which was registered in April 2013, according to the decision. There is no specific contact information on the website, but it appears to provide links to products for sale.
A Google search of “googleglass.es” did not land on the offending website, but rather asked, “Did you mean googleglass.com?” and then offered the official Google Glass website as the top search result.
WIPO has a service for deciding internet domain name disputes.
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