Coinbase successfully defends domain name in cybersquatting dispute

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    A French payments firm took issue with the cryptocurrency trading platform registering CB.markets.

    Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has successfully defended the domain name CB.markets in a cybersquatting dispute.

    French payments company Groupement des cartes bancaires filed the complaint under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) at World Intellectual Property Organization.

    The payments company offers services under the CB mark.

    However, CB is clearly short for Coinbase and it makes sense for the company to register the domain. The WIPO panelist found that Coinbase had a legitimate interest in the domain name and did not register it in bad faith.

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