EUIPO study: Focus on Cybersquatting – monitoring and analysis

Date : 26/05/2021 – Source :Office de l’Union européenne pour la propriété intellectuelle (EUIPO)  – Lien

Cybersquatting involves bad faith registration and/or use of another company’s trade mark or other distinctive sign in a domain name, without having any legal rights or legitimate interests in that domain name. […]
The purpose of this study was to quantify the phenomenon of cybersquatting and to describe the methods and the business models employed by cybersquatters, thus providing a basis for fighting the phenomenon more effectively.

The study benefited from cooperation with EUIPO Observatory stakeholders and relied on data and knowledge shared by brand protection experts from the selected brands.

The study is available on the EUIPO Observatory website.

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