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Domain names may infringe "droit d'auteur"

11 September 2014

World Trademark Review
The Lyon Court of Appeal has confirmed a first instance decision which had found that the registration and use of a domain name constituted not only trademark infringement, but also infringement of French copyright law, known as droit d'auteur. Droit d'auteur is roughly equivalent to copyright in English, although there are some important differences.


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