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Internet Governance Glossary


4.17 Trademark

Symbol (or word, phrase, logo, etc.) used by a company to distinguish its products or services from those of another representing an intellectual property right (IPR).


The trademark as a primary intellectual property right (IPR) can be owned by the trademark owner (who can be an individual, business organization, or any legal entity), but also licensed. Cybersquatting is the Internet misuse of registering domain names also representing trademarks with the intent of reselling them to the companies who are the rightful trademark owners.