- Jun 3, 2003
Eminem won a case against an Internet site using his name to sell mobile phones, ring tones and picture messages.
Eminemmobile.com, run by British firm Visitair, was found guilty of violating the rapper's trademarked name by the United Nation's World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The domain was registered a year ago and sold various ring tones by the rapper. Despite a disclaimer stating that the site was no way associated with Eminem, an arbitrator found that the domains were registered in bad faith.
The domain will automatically be transferred to Eminem in 10 days, unless Visitair challenges the court ruling.
Eminem is the first rap star to use the WIPO procedure to contest a domain name. Madonna, Celine Dion and others have all won decisions.