The eyes have it

In a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) decision before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a panel ordered the transfer of a domain name containing ordinary English words that was registered seven years ago.

The complainant was New York-based Consumer Reports, Inc, a non-profit consumer product testing and advocacy organisation responsible for publishing a family of Consumer Reports publications. The organisation had been using the CONSUMER REPORTS trademark continuously since 1942 and owned several trademark registrations that included or consisted of the words “Consumer Reports”, including a US trademark registered on January 20 1959 for periodic publications.

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