Ron Paul Tried To 'Hijack' Name, WIPO Rules

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT) -- The World Intellectual Property Organization has rejected former Texas congressman Ron Paul's attempt to wrest control of two websites bearing his name from his own supporters and found the ex-presidential candidate liable for "reverse domain name hijacking."

In separate rulings dated May 8 and 11, WIPO denied Paul's requests that and be transferred to him. Paul claimed the sites had no right to use his name. The United Nations intellectual property agency ruled, however, that they are "legitimate fan sites that [do] not seek...
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