By  on April 1, 2013

GENEVA — The fashion and luxury goods areas loomed large in the record 2,884 cybersquatting cases, up 4.5 percent on the previous year, filed in 2012 by trademark holders, Francis Gurry, director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization, said.

He said the areas where cybersquatting — the abusive registration of trademarks as domain names — “is most prevalent are retail, fashion and banking and finance.”

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