Del Monte Brands Spar Over Generic Domain Name

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 6:00 PM ET) -- Del Monte International GmbH has launched the first legal challenge to a new program aimed at registering generic Internet domain names, calling on a California federal judge to vacate an objection from competitor Del Monte Corp. to the registration of .delmonte.

Del Monte International filed for the domain under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers program for generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, which prompted an objection from Del Monte Corp. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel upheld the objection Aug. 6, a decision Del...
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