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National Arbitration Forum Issues Decision on Google Web Addresses

Posted on Jul 12th, 2005
Written by Lee Odden
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    The National Arbitration Forum announced that a ruling has been issued in favor of Google regarding rights to the Internet domain names,, and

    Google Inc., represented by Rose A. Hagan, filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum on May 11, 2005 asserting legal rights to the Web addresses bearing close resemblance to

    Ruling in Google’s favor, National Arbitration Forum arbitrator Paul A. Dorf found that the other party, Sergey Gridasov, registered the and on December 30, 2000 and the domain names and on January 12, 2001—after Google registered its domain in late 1999. The other party was also using the disputed domain names to direct Internet users to Web sites that attempt to download viruses, trojan horses and spyware to the users’ computers. The disputed domain names contain links to various products unrelated to Google.

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    Tags: National Arbitration Forum, NAF, Google