How to Decide the Domain Name Belonging When It Conflicts with Renowned Names?

(By Albert Chen) Our website has introduced readers to the dispute between Ms. Yue and Mr. Zhou Libo, a popular talk show act in China. Yue, the plaintiff, lost the case in the first instance, because the court decided that her domain name registration was likely infringement, and that the domain name shall be Zhou Libo’s property. Yue subsequently appealed to a higher court, and the court in the second instance also refused her demands.

Today, our website would introduce to our readers the standards and methods utilized in determining when infringement involving conflicts between domain name owners and a well known name occurs, based on the judgments of the first and the second instance courts.