Take-Two Interactive Software had a pretty good track record in 2013 when it came to domain complaints, winning more than two dozen disputes over names like gtatv.com and betagtav.com.
But lately, the company has been running into trouble. The last two rulings have not gone in the company’s favor.
Take-Two recently lost a dispute over a domain name of a fake snuff website it used to own, and now a WIPO panel has denied its complaint over gta.tv, a three-letter domain name whose acronym is often interpreted as “Grand Theft Auto”, a pretty common term these days, which Take-Two seems to think it has a monopoly on.
Details of the ruling, which was posted online today, have yet to be released.
In 2012, Take-Two trademarked the terms “GTA TV” and “Rockstar TV”.
According to WHOIS records, the domain GTA.tv is registered to iCity Corp.
(Image of Grand Theft Auto V via Rockstargames.com)