Amazon scores victory against Pinterest over control of .pin

Amazon.com, which earlier this week lost its bid to control the domain extension .amazon, has been handed a victory over another top-level domain: .pin.
The loser in this battle: social-networking site Pinterest, which, not surprisingly, didn’t want Amazon controlling .pin. In March, Pinterest filed an objection with the World Intellectual Property Organization, arguing in part that domain names on .pin — clothes.pin, say, or whatever Amazon has in mind — would cause confusion around the term “pin.” But WIPO was unpersuaded, ruling that .pin is a generic term: Pinterest has failed to…

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