22 Jan '14, 4pm

Nominet defends claim by Cartier International AG

Nominet has filed a defence against a high court injunction claim by Cartier International AG. The claim centres around 12 websites which contain content Cartier believes infringe their intellectual property (IP) rights. If successful, the injunction would have the effect of forcing domain registries such as Nominet to automatically suspend web addresses based on a private company’s belief that the associated websites infringe its IP. Nominet considers that the Cartier legal action is not only superfluous and mis-directed, but would also set a damaging precedent. Nominet consistently takes action to protect both consumers and brand owners using established and effective procedures. When notified of Cartier’s action, Nominet treated this as a standard data quality complaint and as a result suspended eleven of the domain names cited. The remaining domain name had already bee...

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