November 10, 2011
China IP: Beating China-Based Domain Name Theft.
We frequently see the following sorts of domain name thefts, oftentimes by Chinese companies seeking to hone in on a well-known brand name:
Domain names that intentionally contain a common typo of a known trademark.
Domain names that take a known trademark and attach a generic word like “outlet” or a word descriptive of the product, such as “shoes."
Domain names that are exactly the same as a known trademark’s domain name, but with a different extension. For example, abc.net, instead of abc.com.
Above: China Barbie. We needed a graphic.
Posted by JD Hull at November 10, 2011 11:59 PM