Domain names and websites

A domain name is not intellectual property in itself, but the registration and use of domain names can infringe intellectual property rights.  This post considers how domain names are treated at law. Domain name dispute resolution services New Zealand Domain Name Commissioner The Domain Name Commissioner (“DNC”) is responsible for administering the .nz domain space.  In 2006, the Commissioner established a system, called the Dispute Resolution Service (“DRS”), for resolving disputes regarding [...]

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Passing off

The law of passing off prevents traders from appropriating the goodwill of their competitors by passing off their business as either being that of or associated with the business of another.   To a certain extent the law of passing off has been replaced by the Fair Trading Act, and almost all passing off claims will rely on the Fair Trading Act in the alternative.  Nevertheless, there can be practical advantages to [...]

2020-07-28T00:41:24+00:00Intellectual property|Comments Off on Passing off