Red Bull Sucks Ruling – The Bull Wins
Red Bull win the battle over redbullsucks.com and make Carl Gamel have to hand it over to them.
This is an interesting result especially in the hotting up sector of reputation management.
“Thus, the Panel concludes that a domain name is ‘identical or confusingly similar’ to a trademark for purposes of the Policy when the domain name includes the trademark, or a confusingly similar approximation, regardless of the other terms in the domain name. In other words, the issue under the first factor is not whether the domain name causes confusion as to source (a factor more appropriately considered in connection with the legitimacy of interest and bad faith factors), but instead whether the mark and domain name, when directly compared, have confusing similarity,”
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