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Armstrong stops web squatters

The World International Property Organisation (WIPO) yesterday awarded the Lance Armstrong Foundation control of three domain names that include the 'livestrong' slogan popularised by the foundation's yellow fund-raising bracelets.

The three domains - www.livestrongbracelets.net, www.talk-livestrong.com and mylivestrong.com - were registered by Chris Angeles of West Covina, California. WIPO found that Angeles had no rights in the 'Livestrong' trademark and in using the domain names for websites that sold custom silicone bracelets and replicas of the LAF's Livestrong bracelets he had registered and used the domain name in bad faith.

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