October 13, 2004

WIPO Domain Name Decision: D2004-0269

Just released, a decision about 0tis.com: "Although not identical, the Disputed Domain Name is confusingly similar to this mark. Otis and 0tis are visually similar. In addition, the Disputed Domain Name and the Complainant's mark sound identical if, as would most likely be the case, the numeral "0" is pronounced as the letter "o." Finally, the close proximity of "zero" to the letter "O" on a keyboard means that typing errors are likely which may result in the misspelling of otis.com."
Same pronunciation? It's true... but in English only!

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