by Mike Masnick
Wed, Aug 25th 2010 4:41pm
It often seems like big companies tend to win domain dispute rulings over companies that just squat on various domains -- and perhaps that makes sense. So it's a bit of a surprise to find out that Take-Two Interactive has lost its bid to get the domain name bioshock.com, which is currently held by a company that owns hundreds of thousands of domains, Name Administration. The problem? The domain was registered a year before Take-Two filed to register a trademark over Bioshock, for the video game series. Name Administration noted, in its defense, that "bioshock" is not a term that's exclusive to Take-Two, and the arbitration board found no evidence of "bad faith" in using the name.
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