Morgan Freeman Wins Cybersquatting Case
OSCAR-winning actor Morgan Freeman has won a cybersquatting case in a ruling by an international arbitrator.
The MILLION DOLLAR BABY star was today (10MAY05) found to have common law rights to the contested internet domain name, which had been registered by a St Kitts and Nevis-based website operator.
The operator, identified as MIGHTY LLC, misused Freeman's trademark to lure surfers to its website in "bad faith", independent arbitrator PETER NITTER said in a ruling.
The ruling was announced by the WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANISATION (WIPO), a UNITED NATIONS agency which promotes protection of trademarks and patents, and whose arbitration centre resolves disputes over domain names.