First decision under new ADR procedure for '.fr' domain names

France

In a recent decision under the PARL EXPERT before WIPO, a Swiss company has obtained the transfer of a domain name identically reproducing its trademark under ‘.fr’. This decision - the first delivered under the new PARL EXPERT for ‘.fr’ domain names - is an important precedent as it highlights that, for the purpose of Article L 45-2(2) of the CPCE, a complainant is not necessarily required to demonstrate prior registered rights.

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