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Former France.com domain owner loses sign battle at General Court

Patrick Wingrove, London


A man who claimed his domain name was “illegally seized” by the French government has also had his France.com sign rejected by the EUIPO after the French government opposed it. Can he defend his other EUIPO-registered marks?

France dot com contested markThe France.com sign cannot be registered as an EU trade mark, the EU General Court ruled today.

The court dismissed the action brought by the company’s former owner Jean-Noel Frydman, who has since assigned his rights to the business,...


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