Domain-squatting epidemic; “critical” brand owners get to grips with IP protection in sanctions-free Iran

New research conducted by World Trademark Review suggests that a high proportion of the world’s leading brands have seen their trademark-related domain names in Iran’s national top-level domain, ‘ir’, registered by unaffiliated registrants. The revelation serves as a reminder that IP protection in Iran – which recently benefited from the lifting of many economic and financial sanctions – should not be overlooked.

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