23 Jan '12, 4pm

Mail Boxes Etc. in Spain gets in dispute

UDRP panel hands over Mailboxes.org domain name. MBE Spain 2000, S.L., which manages franchises of Mail Boxes Etc. in Spain, has been awarded the domain name Mailboxes.org by a World Intellectual Property Organization panel. The domain name was owned by a franchisee of MBE Spain. After the case was filed the franchisee forwarded the domain name to a new web site. The decision is in Spanish, so I can’t quite understand if the previous page it resolved to used the MBE trademarks. But I don’t think it should matter. I think this is a case that should not have been handled by UDRP, or at least found in favor of the complainant. How is Mailboxes.org not generic? Even if you are a franchise of Mailboxes Etc., what you do is sell mailbox rentals. I also question if the MBE Spain should have been the complainant in this case instead of the main Mail Boxes Etc. This may have been b...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2012/01/23/mail-boxes-etc-in-sp...

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