Apple won 16 domain names that violate Apples' trademarks

When you own domain names, associated with the trademarks of a large company, more often, they’re going to file a complaint with ICANN UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy), to win control of the name. In a recent case, Apple won 16 such domain names from Daniel Bijan, “a Los Angeles-based “mega producer, singer, and entrepreneur,” […]

When you own domain names, associated with the trademarks of a large company, more often, they’re going to file a complaint with ICANN UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy), to win control of the name. In a recent case, Apple won 16 such domain names from Daniel Bijan, “a Los Angeles-based “mega producer, singer, and entrepreneur,” owned 16 domains that Apple wanted. Apple filed a complain to UDRP in November, and won rights to all of them. According to court document, Bijan didn’t even bother to submit a response to Apple’s complaint, so it was an easy call. But Apple was likely to get the names anyway since it owns the trademarks on iPod, iPhone, MacBook, and Mac. Apple argued that each of the domains was “confusingly similar” to Apple’s trademarks, with the crown jewel being macbookpro.com. Here’s a list of domains: blueipod.com, iphonecheap.com, iphonetoys.com, ipodaccessories.info, ipodkits.com, ipodsbaratos.com, macbookpro.biz, macbookpro.com, macbookpro.net, macbookpro.org, macfriend.com, redipods.com, macbook.us, macbookpro.us, macbooks.us, macpro.us.

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