Cybersquatting and Trademark Infringement

  • Jeetika Aggarwal and Priyanshi Bainwala
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  • Jeetika Aggarwal

    Student at NMIMS School of Law, Bangalore, India

  • Priyanshi Bainwala

    Student at NMIMS School of Law, Bangalore, India

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Abstract

The COVID -19 pandemic has affected nearly all the sectors of the economy and online business platforms are no exception to it. Recently there is a rise observed in the domain name registered by the person who is not the owner of such undertakings, such practices are coupled with infringement of trademark internationally where squatter’s reserves the Meta tags similar to the famous brand names. Even though there are organisations which coordinate and manages with the domain name system and look at the distribution of the domain names and IP address but in India there is no such legislation which explicitly helps in resolving disputes related to cybersquatting and protect domain users. There have been precedents which persuade and have dealt with such cyber issues but there are no current applicable laws to give legislative force to the cybersquatting offence. There is a need to have tribunal and a parallel body to be formed in India which could look into such issues more seriously.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 1220 - 1227

DOI: http://doi.one/10.1732/IJLMH.26302

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