Friday, July 08, 2005

Google prevails in google-like web domain dispute

A Reuters newswire report, via Yahoo! News:

The National Arbitration Forum said on Friday that Google Inc. has rights to the Internet domain names,, and, which are similar to its own domain.

The Web search leader filed a complaint with the NAF on May 11, claiming legal rights to Web addresses bearing a close resemblance to, which it registered in late 1999.

Sergey Gridasov registered,, and between December 2000 and January 2001.

NAF arbitrator, Paul Dorf, found that Gridasov did not have legitimate rights to the Web addresses, and the Web addresses were confusingly similar to Google's trademark rights to its own name.


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