Legal Watch : A public figure’s name constitutes a right that can be the basis for UDRP proceedings

Less than a month after the 2022 presidential elections, a WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center’s Expert rendered a decision regarding … Continued

The Culturespaces company must return the domain names and social network content to the city of Nîmes

On the 16th of May 2022, the Council of State (Conseil d’Etat) handed down a decision in its 7th and … Continued

No cybersquatting in the event of uncertainty regarding the transfer of a trademark

(WIPO, Arbitration and Mediation Center, Case No. D2022-0770, 11 May 2022, BH Vigny, BH Hotels, BH Balzac v. Paulo Ferreira, … Continued

ICANN: Next round of new gTLDs unlikely to happen before 2023

On February 18, 2021, ICANN’s Generic Name Support Organization (gNSO) Board voted to approve the “New Generic Top Level Domain … Continued

Domain name monitoring remains a major issue

WIPO, Arbitration and Mediation Center, Case No. D2022-0593, April 15th 2022, Photomaton v. Domains By Proxy, LLC / Ehren Schaiberger … Continued


The UDRP PROCEDURE is designed to deal with cases of abusive cybersquatting. Since the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation … Continued


The name < PARISTECH.ORG >, operated by Parisian entrepreneurs, would not infringe Paritech’s rights. At the end of the year … Continued

Legal Watch: Two people file a complaint regarding the same domain name

When two people file a complaint regarding the same domain name, the domain name’s transfer isn’t necessarily granted to the … Continued

Metaverse: is it necessary to register specific trademarks for protection?

The metaverse -a parallel virtual world which is booming in the Web 3.0 era- has become an unavoidable topic. This … Continued

Is it possible to invoke a trademark that is not protected in the defendant&#8217;s country?

The trademark invoked by the applicant does not necessarily have to be protected in the country of the respondent WIPO … Continued