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2001

Intellectual Property Law

Unfair competition

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Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, And Unfair Competition, Office Of Continuing Legal Education At The University Of Kentucky College Of Law Oct 2001

Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, And Unfair Competition, Office Of Continuing Legal Education At The University Of Kentucky College Of Law

Continuing Legal Education Materials

Materials from the conference on Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, and Unfair Competition held by UK/CLE in October 2001.


Making The Most Of Commercial Global Domains, Thomas G. Field Jr Jan 2001

Making The Most Of Commercial Global Domains, Thomas G. Field Jr

Law Faculty Scholarship

Despite echoing skepticism about the long-term prospects for commercial global domains based in part on how they are governed, this paper concludes that nominal addresses are essentially a new form of intellectual property, to be viewed and managed in ways sometimes fundamentally different from trademarks and other indicia of commercial goodwill. In support, the article first reviews the domain name system ("DNS") under which nominal addresses may be registered. The article then outlines central principles of unfair competition law underlying the resolution of disputes within the United States. Finally, the article reviews how nominal addresses pose several new kinds of ...