Sale of the domain name extensions: .cars, .car and .auto at auction

The domain name extensions (gTLDs) “.cars”, “.car” and “.auto” are about to be auctioned on July 13, 2020. Launched in … Continued

UDRP Procedure: manage a domain name portfolio with attention

WIPO, Arbitration and Mediation Center, March 10, 2020, No. D2019-3175, Orfeva SARL v. Vianney d’Alançon.   The company Orfeva has … Continued

The <.eu> extension against Brexit

Source: EURid, registry of the <.eu> extension  The United Kingdom parted from the European Union on January 31, 2020. As … Continued

Domain name registration by an unauthorized distributor: importance of the trademark holder’s behavior in assessing good faith

The French company Adventure is specialized in the sale of paramotors. It owns the French semi-figurative trademark including the terms … Continued

UDRP Procedure: abuse of right or, when the complaint is brought in bad faith

Advice Group is an Italian company founded in 2006 and specialized in marketing. It is based in Turin but has … Continued

UDRP procedure: impossibility for a trademark owner to request the transfer of a domain name after its sale

The Swiss company Blockwords AG, formerly known as Swiss Future Project AG, operates an encryption exchange under the sign SCX, … Continued

Bad faith, a requirement that is duplicated between registration and bad faith use

While one generally refers to the “three criteria” of the UDRP (a trademark similar to the domain name; the absence … Continued

Claiming unregistered trademark rights on a geographical name is a difficult challenge in UDRP proceedings

While certain geographical names may, by exception, benefit from protection within the meaning of the UDRP rules, it should be … Continued

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted Resolution No. 10/2019 and thus provided welcome clarifications on domain names

On April 23rd 2019, the Russian Supreme Court adopted Resolution No. 10/2019, which clarified the provisions of Part 4 of … Continued

RDAP replaces WHOIS

The WHOIS protocol now appears to be outdated due to the evolution of technical requirements in the digital era. Indeed, … Continued