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COVID-related Cybersquatting Underscores Importance of Vigilant Trademark Policing

November 2020 - Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property

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COVID-related Cybersquatting Underscores Importance of Vigilant Trademark Policing

November 2020 - Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property

While most of the world has come to a standstill due to the COVID-19 outbreak, cybercriminals have been working furiously to exploit the global turmoil. Since February 2020, the number of COVID-19-related domain names registered has skyrocketed.

While some of these domain names host legitimate sites and provide useful information and resources about the pandemic, most provide misinformation, or are used in scams, phishing or malware attacks. Most of these domain names trade on the goodwill of trademarks to promote their schemes.

As global lockdowns have forced companies and consumers alike to rely on the Internet, vigilant trademark policing online has never been more urgent.

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