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Ronaldinho free to hit the net

July 27, 2006 20:11 IST

Brazilian striker Ronaldinho can hit the "net" again after winning exclusive rights to the domain name ronaldinho.com on the worldwide Web.

The U.N. intellectual property agency WIPO said on Thursday that an Internet dispute body it runs had ruled in Ronaldinho's favour in a cyber-squatting case.

The judge in the case said that the pirate outfit, which had been using the site to publicise music videos, had been acting in bad faith and had no rights to the name.

The Brazilian national is the latest in a long line of soccer stars to win cyber cases.

A decision is pending in a case brought to WIPO by Wayne Rooney arguing exclusive rights to WayneRooney.com and WayneRooney.co.uk.


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