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    Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) Air France wins "typosquatting" case
    posted by tbyfield on Friday August 01 2003, @09:23AM

    dmehus writes "Air France, France's premier air carrier, has won a crucial WIPO decision and the right to take over a domain name that [in their view --tb] uses a garbled version of its name apparently to steer business toward other travel companies and some finance firms. It had argued that Alvaro Collazo, the Uruguayan owner of the domain Arifrance.com, was guilty of typosquatting, or using a minor variation of a site name to nab customers who mistype the name.



    The arbitrator said the use by Collazo of a "typographical misspelling" of the Air France trademark showed that he had registered his site in bad faith in order to create confusion and make money by offering links to other commercial domains.

    Full details available in this article by Reuters."

     
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