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Well-known marks may be used in domain names provided that use is not abusive
PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Intellectual Property
In LEGO Juris A/S v Stichting RIBW ZWWF, A WIPO panel has ruled that a non-profit organisation that sells models made from second-hand Lego products had a right or legitimate interest in the domain name "gebruiktlego.nl" which translates as "used Lego" in English.
This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in December 2011. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.
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