Intellectual property

The history of the landmark UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) decision in 2006 on shines light on an important legal precedent for the acceptance of non-governmental use of significant geographical names in the Internet Domain Name System.
The narrative is supplemented by an overview of the development of geographical names policy in the domain name system from its inception through the development of ICANN?s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), and how Panelists applied it to geographical name disputes including references to the first and second WIPO reports.

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