Domain name found to be insufficient to establish well-knwon trademark

In a ruling of March 10 2014, the Bordeaux Court of Appeal has decided to deny the claim of a party who had sought to establish the existence of an unregistered well-known trademark, for failing to provide sufficient evidence that the trademark in question was actually well-known by a significant part of the relevant public and within a substantial part of the French market. The main argument put forward to seek to establish the existence of an unregistered well-known trademark was the reference to a domain name and its associated website.


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