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Domains Entangled in Trademark Lawsuits

The line between domain names and trademark infringement has blurred as the Internet grows. In a recent case, Toys ‘R’ Us filed a suit against an adult website, Adults ‘R’ Us, claiming that it tarnished their wholesome image. The site was ordered to shut down by a judge. With the number of trademark disputes increasing, the International Ad Hoc Committee, the group that handles trademark disputes that involve domain names, plans a meeting in Geneva to discuss policies.