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Protection of Internet Domain Names



Year of publication 2023
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Description In this chapter the author discusses the protection of internet domain names. These names serve as user-friendly web addresses and are chosen by domain name holders, often based on trademarks or trade names. In Czech law, domain names are managed by entities like CZ.NIC for the ".cz" domain. Protection of domain names is based on relative property rights, offering relative protection against unfair competition. Domain names primarily serve an identification function for users, similar to trademarks or trade names. Their termination depends on the domain registration agreement's duration, and holders can transfer or pledge them. Disputes over domain names can be resolved through alternative dispute resolution or under unfair competition laws, particularly concerning trademarks, trade names, or personal names.

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