Journal of Intellectual Property Law


Sheila D. Rizzo


This Note will examine the differences between trademark registration and domain name registration, focusing specifically on the terms an applicant may register, the rights associated with those registrations, and the manner in which a registrant may lose, assign, and enforce those rights so that others my not use the same registered terms. This Note will also suggest that a company operating exclusively over the internet may obtain greater rights, and therefore protection, than a typical bricks and mortar company, simply by registering its domain name, and not trademark status.