Use of domain name containing trademark for criticism site may generate rights or legitimate interests on respondent's part


In a recent decision under the UDRP, a WIPO panel has denied the transfer of a domain name used for a genuine non-commercial criticism website. The case shows that use of a domain name containing a trademark for a criticism site may generate, under certain circumstances, rights or legitimate interests on the part of a respondent, and may justify, along with other factors, the denial of a complaint.

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