22 02 2016

Aduno successfully recovers domain names before the World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Center

Swiss law firm Froriep has advised AdunoKaution AG and Aduno Finance AG in a domain name dispute before the World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Center.


SC, SwissCaution SA ("SC") had registered the domain names "aduno-caution.ch" and "adunocaution.ch". Both domain names were inactive. Although Aduno is the owner of the Swiss trademark "ADUNO" for certain products and services, the mere registration and the passive holding of a domain name is not a trademark infringement under Swiss law since there is no use of the trademark in relation with the registered goods and services.
Froriep was however successful in demonstrating that SC registered the domain names to obstruct Aduno's business. Such behaviour was found contrary to Article 2 of the Swiss Unfair Competition Act which prohibits any conduct that is deceptive or otherwise violates the rules of good faith, and which affects relations between competitors or between suppliers and customers.
As a result, the domain names were transferred to Aduno.
Froriep advised AdunoKaution AG and Aduno Finance Ag on the deal with a team led by partner Frédéric Serra (picture) and associate Melina Haralabopoulos. Involved fees earner: Frédéric Serra - Froriep; Melina Haralabopoulos - Froriep;

LATEST ISSUE
Powered by Share Trading

Everlasting
POPULAR ARTICLES
Le Fonti IAIR Awards Take Hong Kong By Storm

21/03/2017

Hong Kong has become a city of bright expansion, culture, and futuristic innovation. Fr

Will Brexit break London's place as FinTech Capital?

17/11/2016

Fintech, it’s described as the disruption in financial services pushed by consume

Le Fonti IAIR Awards 2016 celebrates excellences in London.

17/10/2016

On October 14th, 2016, the world’s leading corporate stars aligned for a momentou

IAIR AWARDS 2016 IN NEW YORK: EMONEY ADVISOR, C.A.S.H., CREDIT SUISSE AND CHEETAH MOBILE AMONG THE WINNERS

15/04/2016

More than 19 Excellences in the global economy at the VI Annual Edition of IAIR AWARDS&

IAIR AWARDS & CEO SUMMIT 2015 IN DUBAI

20/11/2015

It took place on 19 November 2015 at Palace Downtown in Dubai the 19th edition of the I