THE STATE OF GLOBAL CYBERSQUATTING IN 2007

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reports Internet cybersquatting is exploding globally, up 25% in 2006 over the previous year, as even software colossus Microsoft’s Bill Gates lost a symbolic case involving his Corbis images company, presided over by WIPO, as well. This article reports recent notable cases, trends in cybersquatting, and strategic developments being advanced against the issue

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What Methods do Cybersquatters Use?
What is the World Intellectual Property Organization Doing About This?
What are the most common types of Cybersquatting ?
Has Microsoft Targeted Cybersquatters?
Is Microsoft Winning Against Cybersquatters?

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