Domain name transferred under UDRP restituted by French court in absence of infringement

France

The Paris Court of Appeal has decided that a domain name that had been transferred following a decision under the UDRP had to be transferred back to its initial owner due to the absence of trademark infringement. The case highlights that a UDRP decision does not preclude issuing court proceedings, and that the assessment of trademark infringement is intrinsically different from the assessment conducted under the UDRP.

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