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Cybersquatting on apple

By December 9, 2004No Comments

Mac News: E-Commerce: Apple Goes After Owner

Chancing his arm here I think. He’s the ex “dot com teenage milionaire” I think apple might just win this, myself.

Appl (Nasdaq: AAPL) has accused a small British company of illegally possessing the domain, and is taking on its owner, demanding it be given control of the Web address.

It’s owner plans to vigorously fight the iPod maker, saying it registered the domain a month before Apple was granted a British trademark for the name ‘iTunes’ in December of 2003.

Benjamin Cohen, the CEO of CyberBritain Holdings, told The Mac Observer today he was first contacted by Apple’s legal counsel, Chicago-based Baker & McKenzie, on November 5, demanding the domain name be turned over to Apple.

“They wanted me to simply give it up,” he told TMO. “They basically said it was theirs, I had no right to it, and that they would take further legal action to get it. I told them I wouldn’t give it up.”

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