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Bruce Springsteen v. Jeff Burgar and Bruce Springsteen Club
WIPO Arb. and Mediation Center
Case No. D2000-1532 (2001)
Bruce Springsteen (plaintiff) was a famous musician and recording artist whose name was known throughout the world. Although Springsteen never registered his own name as a trademark, he nonetheless obtained intellectual-property rights to his name by virtue of common law. In 1996, Jeff Burgar and Bruce Springsteen Club (the club) (defendant) registered the domain name bruceespringsteen.com with Network Solutions, Inc. However, the club only used this website to redirect users to other websites that the club owned.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Harris, Panelist)
Dissent (Page, Panelist)
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