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.EU Registrants Must Have Presence in EU, Europe's Highest Court Rules

.EU Registrants Must Have Presence in EU, Europe's Highest Court Rules Friday, 20 July 2012 15:08 David Goldstein Tweet Share Only companies with an established presence in Europe Union were able to take advantage of the sunrise period for trademark holders and to register.EU domain names the European Union's highest court ruled Thursday. The ruling by the EU Court of Justice came about following a dispute over the domain name lensworld.eu between the Belgian eyewear company Pie Optiek SPRL that sells its products online and intellectual property consultant Bureau Gevers SA. In their claim, Pie Optiek seeks, first, a declaration that Bureau Gevers' registration of that domain name was speculative and abusive. Second, Pie Optiek seeks to have that domain name transferred to it. Pie Optik argued that Bureau Gevers has no right to the registration of the domain name as it is ...

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