The Olympic Committee lost #UDRP match on

The Olympic mark is world famous and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is very protective of its brand and heritage. That being said, the UDRP it filed against the domain was mostly based on the claim that soccer is the most popular Olympic sport: “The disputed domain name is confusingly similar to the Complainant’s […]

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Chinese squatters get “Brisbane 2032” Olympics #domains

Brisbane 2032 – it’s the home of the XXXV Olympiad. With the Tokyo Olympics ante portas, the announcement about Brisbane, Australia, was made today. Brisbane was first announced as the preferred bid on 24 February 2021, gaining the formal approval of the IOC Executive Board. Australia has hosted the Summer Olympic games twice before: in […]

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Dick Pound : Looks like #Tokyo2021 is the next squatter’s #domain name!

The Olympics at Tokyo, Japan aren’t taking place in 2020. The Coronavirus pandemic is changing the world, and it’s impossible for such a huge athletic event to take place, when athletes can’t even train, let alone travel in the middle of this global crisis! While the Tokyo 2020 Olympiad isn’t yet canceled, it’s very likely […]

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Olympic Committee settled lawsuit over City/Year domain names

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has settled a lawsuit, involving domain names that contain a city name with a year identifier. Last year, the owner of more than 1,000 such domain names took on the IOC to defend his domain registrations as investments with a geographical focus. That cybersquatting act claim was apparently difficult to […]

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The Olympics in Rio are over, and for many around the world, that’s a relief. Sponsors and brand advertisers of athletes that aren’t certified by the International Olympic Committee, view the Olympics with mixed feelings. After all, the IOC is in full control of who can post images bearing its long-standing trademarks, or even reference […]

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Olympic domains : Protection of the City+Year word mark

A recent lawsuit filed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sought to secure rights to domains consisting of “City+Year” word marks. Although the practice targeted specific candidate cities owned by a self-professed investor in geo-domains, one might be walking on thin ice when registering any such “City+Year” combinations. In a recent article about the intellectual […]

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Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has been the butt of many jokes in recent days. After sharing a photo from 2004 that shows him carry the Olympic torch in New York wearing the official Athens 2004 outfit, Twitter exploded with the hashtag #TrumpOlympics. Although it’s debatable whether using famous marks in hashtags constitutes infringement, someone […]

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