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.com.cn domain name at center of legal spat between MadeForChina.com and MPC Trust
MadeForChina.com has brought a legal action against New York registered MPC Trust before China's Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center in Beijing alleging the abusive use of the domain name www.madeforchina.com.cn. An official at the Dispute Center surnamed Chen confirmed that the case was ongoing.
MPC Trust, which currently owns the domain name www.madeforchina.com.cn, has been redirecting visitors to the address to a page at the website officialspin.com that contains a number of articles which makes various allegations about MadeForChina.com. Officialspin.com is a subsidiary of MPC Trust. MadeForChina.com is a permission email marketing firm based in Beijing and also the publisher of MFC Insight, a weekly report focused on the IT and Telecom industry in China.
"If (MadeForChina.com) had come to me and tried to discuss the situation with me nicely, perhaps we could have solved it without legal action," Gregg Lloyd Smith, Director of MPC Trust, told Interfax in an interview.
MadeForChina.com is asking China's Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center to order MPC Trust to stop its current actions and to confer legal ownership of the domain name www.madeforchina.com.cn to MadeForChina.com. Jon Eichelberger, legal representative of MadeForChina.com, told Interfax that his client considers the articles about MadeForChina.com posted on Officialspin.com defamatory. MadeForChina.com staff refused to comment on the case when contacted by Interfax.
Details at: http://www.interfax.com/com?item=Chin&pg=0&id=5657991&req=