Common law rights and nationality issues in cybersquatting disputes

The prosecution of cybersquatters may be a complex and daunting project
for international businesses, particularly as the rules applying to the
registration and protection of domain names differ from one country to the next. To
help businesses devise anti-cybersquatting strategies, Giovanni Visintini of
Field Fisher Waterhouse highlights two of the variable elements that are often
overlooked: whether a particular policy affords protection to names and unregistered
marks, and whether protection extends to non-national companies and individuals.

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