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

In a recent decision of November 8 2016, the Paris Court of Appeal decided that a domain name that had been transferred following a decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) had to be transferred back to its initial owner due to the absence of trademark infringement.

The appellant was a Mr X, based in Yemen and offering communication services in North Africa and the Middle East. The respondents were Team Reager AB, a Swedish telecommunication service provider set up on September 9 2010, as well as Stone Age Limited, Team Reager AB's trademark assignee.

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