13 Nov '12, 5pm

French Court: registrar/registry not liable for #trademark infringing domain registrations in .fr ccTLD via @TheDomains

After 5 years French Court Finds Registrar EuroDNS & Registry AFNIC Not Responsible For TM Infringing Domain Registrations 2012 November 13 by Michael Berkens Follow @TheDomains Back in 2008, 13 French companies filed suit against the registrar EuroDNS and the French Association for Internet Naming in Cooperation (hereinafter: AFNIC), which runs the .Fr ccTLD The suit alleged that EuroDNS and AFNIC were at fault for allowing third parties to register 129 domain names infringing on their respective Trademarks. They sued EuroDNS for € 2.9 million and demanded that AFNIC be ordered to freeze or block of the domain names. The Court of Appeal upheld the ruling of the lower court which held the neither the registrar EuroDNS or the Registry AFNIC had any liability. “Registrars are neutral in disputes between domain names registrants and third parties claiming a violation of their...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2012/11/13/after-5-years-french...

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