— 9:36 AM on October 31, 2000

ZDNet has an interesting story up on AltaVista's case against a 'typosquatter.' While we all know you can't just go out there and register someone's trademark (Madonna.com anyone?) now you can't even go out and register a common typing error for that trademark.

The Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization, which runs an arbitration system to evict cybersquatters or Net users who register famous names in the hope of making a quick buck, said the sites were confusingly similar to the AltaVista trademark.
Hrm... anyone out there been to www.tech-reprt.com yet?
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