Sunday, 14 November 2010

Heroic victory for action figures

A dispute over the web address was recently resolved in Chile. The web page was registered by an individual before NIC Chile and after some digging I found out that the web page was used as a message board, posting ‘bit and bots’ relating to the transformer toys and also where you could watch episodes from the transformer series.

The firm Baker & McKenzie in Chile, representing Hasbro Inc brought arbitration proceedings before Chilean domain name registry NIC. After five months the firm secured the web address for toy manufacturers Hasbro, after putting on the table strong arguments inter alia, transformer enjoys international fame and notoriety and that the trade mark was registered in Chile back in 1994 in more than one class.

More information here and here.

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