Google Recovers Infringing Domain 10youtube.com

Google
Image Credit: Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

Following a Uniform Domain-Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) dispute at an Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum, Google has recovered infringing domain 10youtube.com.

The Forum which was led by sole panellis, Luis Pimenta, found that internet searches led users to the 10youtube website, supporting Google’s claim that the domain misled users into thinking that there was a connection with Google’s youtube.com.

According to Mr. Pimenta, the addition of the number 10, was not sufficient enough to avoid the likelihood of confusion.

In addition, 10youtube.com provides for advertisement and resolves to a website that enables users to download and save websites from YouTube, in violation of YouTube’s terms and services.

Pimenta is reported to have stated that this proved that the original registrant intentionally attempted to attract users to 10youtube.com using YouTube’s trademarks for commercial gain. The domain was returned to Google.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
FILE A TRADEMARK
About Bob Aroture 564 Articles
Bob is a Senior Editor and Content Development Manager at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch. He holds a BS degree, with a major in biochemistry. He works directly with the Newsroom Team. His focus areas are technology and innovation, and pharmaceutical technology. Email: editorial@nlipw.com