Jennifer Lopez Defeats Cybersquatter

Posted on April 9, 2009

Reuters reports that actress and singer Jennifer Lopez has won her cybersquatting complaint. Jennifer Lopez argued that a man in Phoenix, Arizona had registered two domains that used her names primarily as a way to make money from pay-per-click advertising. The World Intellectual Property Organiztion (WIPO), a UN agency, ordered the domains transfered to the Jennifer Lopez Foundation, which helps promote better access to healthcare for women and children. Reuters says Jennifer Lopez also registered her name as a trademark in the United States. It sounds like the trademark helped bolster her case against the cybersquatter.

Reuters notes that several other celebrities including Pierce Brosnan, Tom Cruise, Celine Dion, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Madonna and Julia Roberts have booted out cybersquatters through the same dispute method at WIPO.

Jennifer Lopez's official website is located at jenniferlopez.com.