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Definition Edit

A copycat is one who

register[s] a domain name and use[s] the address to operate a website that intentionally misleads users into believing they are doing business with someone else. Copycats either beat the legitimate organization to a domain name or register a close variation of an organization's domain name. The latter most frequently occurs when a unique spelling of an organization's name and/or domain name makes a close, but different spelling believable to a web user. [¶]Copycat domain name use is "intentionally inimical to the trademark owner."[1]

References Edit

  1. Felsher v. University of Evansville, 755 N.E.2d 589, 597 (Ind. 2001)(full-text).

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