Cybersquatting in India: Jeopardy to Cyberspace​

Aisha Saleem Khan
Assistant Professor (Law) at Jagran Lakecity University, School of Law Bhopal (M.P), India.

Volume III, Issue VI, 2020

Cyber-squatting is a general practice where companies desire to obtain domains names which are easily identified with their established trademarks. It is an extremely crucial domain dispute prevalent across the globe. Looking from the Indian perspective cyber-squatting has been prevailing since the rise of internet in the subcontinent. Courts in India has dealt with cases related to cyber-squatting, as of now there is no such law in India which prohibits cyber-squatting. India needs drastic measures for reframing the laws in order to bring into account the internet reality. One way is by strengthening the domain dispute and brand protection laws which result in greater confidence among foreign investors and will led to go a long way in affording greater development for India.