w02G_Disputes - GHS Law Partners and Internet Domain Name...

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GHS Law Partners and Internet Domain Name Disputes Because Web sites are now an accepted and important part of almost every company’s operations and a huge profit-driver, the right to use a particular domain name has become an issue in intellectual property. Domain names are Web site addresses used to direct Internet users to a particular site. Companies and organizations prefer to use a domain name that is easily identifiable with their company, service, or brand. Such domain names are easy to remember and often become identified with the company itself. Domain names are registered to various owners on a first-come, first-served basis. Under current law, a company like GHS Law Partners does not have automatic right to the terms GHS , law , or partners in a domain name simply because that is the name of the business. Because anyone can register a domain name, registration of a domain name before someone else registers it is an important part of business strategy. Registering a Web site name is inexpensive, but the names are highly valuable to
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