Robbie Williams wins cybersquatting case

Popstar Robbie Williams has won a cybersquatting case against a hoax site that directed fans to the web site of his arch-rivals Oasis.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  August 20, 2002

Popstar Robbie Williams has won a cybersquatting case against a hoax site that directed fans to the web site of his arch-rivals Oasis.

Howard Taylor from Southampton, England, claimed that he had registered www.robbiewilliams.info for an unofficial fan site that he was to launch in October. Ananova reports that he said he had created the link to the Oasis page —with whom Williams has been in a long-running fued— to stir up controversy and gauge possible interest in the site.

However, the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organisation ruled that the domain name was “confusingly similar” to Robbie Williams’s trademark and ordered that the registration be given to the singer.

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