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By September 2017, the Paris Court of Appeals ruled that France.com was violating French trademark law. Armed with this ruling, lawyers representing the French state wrote to Web.com demanding that the domain be handed over.
"I'm probably [one of Web.com's] oldest customers," Frydman told Ars. "I've been with them for 24 years... There's never been any cases against France.com, and they just did that without any notice. I've never been treated like that by any company anywhere in the world. If it happened to me, it can happen to anyone." The Battle over France.com [arstechnica.com]
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ruled that France.com was violating French trademark law.Huh?!? I'd like to see that trademark filing. Does that mean they're going to go after everyone who has ever written or printed the word "France"(tm) without a tm mark?
In einem Domain-Streit ist auch dann deutsches Recht anzuwenden, wenn die in Rede stehende Domain von einem Server mit Sitz in den USA in das Internet eingespeist wird, denn der Schutz gegen Verletzungen des Namens richtet sich nach dem Tatort; dabei reicht es aus, dass die Verletzung im Inland eintritt.
German law should be applied even in the case of a domain on a server located in the USA as the injury to the name applies to the location and that means that the injury occurs within Germany.
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