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Pierce Brosnan wins right to his domain namesake

James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has won a legal battle to evict a cyber-squatter from a domain using his name.

The World Intellectual Property Organisation ruled that renowned cyber-squatter Jeff Burgar had registered the name www.piercebrosnan.com in bad faith, and was using it for commercial purposes.

He has 10 days to appeal before being forced to give the domain name up.

The site currently redirects to Celebrity1000.com, which contains no reference to Irish actor Pierce Brosnan.

Brosnan is the latest in a string of celebrities – including Pamela Anderson, Celine Dion, and Pearl Jam – to win legal battles against Burgar.

2nd September, 2003 Internet Magazine