New Bergerber Man

Unconvent. Abbrevs.: You Cannot Simultaneously Prevent and Prepare For Robots

Complainant notes: "The little puppet named Robot Einstein (Robein) by Respondent as displayed under the domain name is copied from Microsoftís Gallery of Office Assistants."

Case: D2000-1783

Domain(s): robein.com

Complainant: Robein Leven N.V.

Respondent: Internet Service Dokkum

The Defense:

Respondentís plan is to make a great looking website for its project "ROBEIN". ROBEIN is an assembly of the words Robot Einstein. Respondentís goal with <robein.com> is to build a website with a complete collection of all search-engines in the world. The robot "Robein" would guide visitors through the site.


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