TorrentReactor.net has won a longstanding trademark dispute with TorrentReactor.com.
The website launched its bid back in 2008 and filed an official complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in October of last year.
According to the website, the misuse of TorrentReactor.com was a major infringement of brand rights, rights which the company said it had built up over several years.
TorrentReactor.com was, until very recently, owned by Craig Pratka, a New York resident who was using the site as a portal to allcontentaccess.com.
WIPO agreed with TorrentReactor.net that the .com equivalent was being used to mislead Web users and redirect them to a rival site.
The organization’s arbitration panel said that Pratka was “intentionally attempting to attract Internet users to his website for commercial gain.”
Earlier this month, WIPO held a global online piracy conference in Paris, France. WIPO’s director-general Francis Gurry said WIPO was hoping to usher in a new era of respect for online intellectual property rights.