French arbitration clause blocks UDRP complaint against regional media company

The complainant, publisher of L'Officiel magazine and owner of several L'OFFICIEL marks, sought the transfer of‘’ under the UDRP. The panel found that the question of whether the license agreement between the parties was validly terminated by the complainant was not suitable for determination under the UDRP.

The respondent had registered the domain name with the legitimate intention of using it in connection with its licensed publication of L'Officiel magazine.

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