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Battle of Argos: Domain name infringement

By Leighton Cassidy, Heidi Hurdle and Alice Edwards

There a number of important takeaways from the latest domain name conflict in the United Kingdom, including the importance of registering trademarks as domain names at the earliest opportunity

In a recent landmark High Court decision, Argos Ltd v Argos Systems Inc ([2017] EWHC 231 (Ch)), UK retailer Argos Ltd was defeated in its claim against US software company Argos Systems Inc for trademark infringement and passing off in respect of the domain name ‘www.argos.com’.

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