Lady Gaga Caught In Bad Romance With Fan Site

Law360, New York (September 23, 2011, 1:38 PM EDT) -- An arbitration panel refused Wednesday to order a Lady Gaga fan to relinquish a domain name using the pop star's moniker, ruling that the woman's noncommercial fan site had a legitimate interest in the Web address.

While the National Arbitration Forum agreed that Stefani Germanotta, who performs as Lady Gaga, had established a common law trademark for the name at some point before she began registering a series of marks in 2009, the panel concluded that the owner of ladygaga.org could continue to run an unofficial...
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