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AOL sued Aimster over trademark

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 22 Jun 2001 5:10

AOL TimeWarner has sued Aimster claiming that Aimster violates AOL's trademarks, particularly its AIM trademark (AIM stands for AOL Instant Messenger, world's most popular IM program). Suit follows AOL's previous lawsuit against Aimster where National Arbitration Forum panel found a month ago that Aimster has to give its domain name to AOL, because its domain name ( violates AOL's rights to that name. Aimster has appealled in this case.
Aimster feels that both lawsuits are just RIAA's extended attempts to shut down its P2P service -- RIAA has sued Aimster over copyright violations and AOL TimeWarner, owner of Warner Music, is one of the top five record labels in this suit.

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