Refering to the  Uniform Domain Name Disputes Resolution Policy, the Supreme Court in Satyam Infoway Ltd. v. Siffynet Solutions (P) Ltd., (2004) 6 SCC 145 observed that the said rules grant protection to the intellectual property in a domain name. A prior registrant can protect its domain name against the subsequent registrants. The confusing similarity in domain names may be a ground for complaint and similarity is to be decided on the possibility of deception amongst potential customers. The defences available to a complaint are also substantially similar to those available to an action for passing off under trade mark law.
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