Legal tussle between TWG Tea and founder over ownership of domain name

TWG Tea founder and former chief executive Manoj Murjani had registered the domain twgtea.com in August 2007 under his own name, before the TWG Tea Company was incorporated. PHOTO: TWG TEA
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SINGAPORE - The company behind luxury tea brand TWG Tea has sued founder and former chief executive Manoj Murjani over the ownership of its Internet domain name on which the firm hosts its website, online store and e-mail servers.

Mr Murjani had registered the domain twgtea.com in August 2007 under his own name, before the TWG Tea Company was incorporated. But the company is relying on a document he signed in 2010 to argue that the domain name belonged to it.

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