Domain name conflicts have already become a significant legal issue in the United States and are starting to be a similar problem in other nations, especially in the European Community. These disputes can easily turn into costly litigation and/or expensive negotiations over transferring the name from one owner to another, between owners of existing domain names and similar trademarks. While there are a number of pending changes in the domain name assignment procedures, it seems unlikely that the proposals will resolve anything, and in fact, the proposals will probably lead to more litigation.
G. Gervaise Davis III,
Internet Domain Names and Trademarks: Recent Developments in Domestic and International Disputes,
21 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J. 601
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