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WIPO panel allows use of SHELL trade marks in domain names of gripe websites

FROM OUR SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE FOR AUGUST 2005

Practical Law Company: WIPO panel allows use of SHELL trade marks in domain names of criticism websites

“Tuesday 23 August 2005

The World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Arbitration and Mediation Centre has refused to order the transfer of the domain names royaldutchshellgroup.com, royaldutchshellplc.com and tellshell.org from a registrant who used the names to link to a website critical of Shell’s activities, holding that the registrant had a legitimate right to use the domain names to exercise his freedom of expression and had not registered them in bad faith.

http://ipandit.practicallaw.com/1-201-1713

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