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WIPO strips Tokyo man of Moomin domain rights

GENEVA -- A Tokyo man who controlled the domain "" has been stripped of his rights in favor of the Finnish company that owned the merchandising rights to the famous troll characters.

The World Intellectual Property Organization's Arbitration and Meditation Center ordered the Setagaya-ku man hand over the domain to Oy Moomin Characters Ltd.

The Finnish firm claimed the man had only registered the domain name with the intent to make a profit out of renting it.

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