September 17, 2004

FIFA wins action against US network using infringing domains

After a mammoth legal dispute over six years and in more than six countries, FIFA has successfully obtained a court order forcing the former US network StarMedia and its successor, Cyclelogic, Inc., to immediately remove any websites using the domain names and Furthermore, those domain names, including their corresponding trademark registrations and applications in twenty countries, were ordered to be transferred to FIFA.
FIFA points out that nothing in the order prevents genuine football fans from continuing to use FIFA’s WORLD CUP marks for their non-commercial ‘fan sites’ or media from using FIFA’s marks for their editorial news coverage.

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