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WIPO'S FIRST ERDRP DECISION: SALVADOR.DALI.NAME
3rd October, 2002
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has released its first decision concerning the new .name generic top level domains.
The case (see: Fundacin Gala-Salvador Dal v. Pascal Leemann-Pluot) was instigated by the estate of the late artist which has responsibility for any remaining intellectual property rights and was the first brought through WIPO under the Eligibility Requirements Dispute Resolution Policy (ERDRP).
The artist who attempted "to make systemic use of the organisational force of hallucinatory and obsessive experience with special emphasis on multiple figuration" (source: Oxford Companion to Art) has proven to be hot property on the Internet with many sites being dedicated to detailing his biography, life's work and, perhaps more importantly from his estate's point of view, devoted to selling prints and other Dali memorabilia.
A response to the complaint was not filed, so no reasons were put forward by the registrant that may have shown legitimate use of the domain. Given the evidence presented, the panellist ruled that the domain had clearly been registered in bad faith and ordered it to be cancelled.
Details at: http://www.demys.net/news/02_oct_03_dali.htm