Attorneys of VB PARTNERS successfully defended the interests of large online English school in an arbitration dispute over domain name re-registration.

Case details:

The Client, the most expensive educational startup in Eastern Europe, found a number of websites with domain names that are completely identical to its brand and offer similar services.

It turned out that they were registered by a former employee in order to attract users to their websites, creating a deceptive resemblance to a well-known brand.

Such violations not only cause losses due to the loss of part of the profits, but also damage the reputation of the Client.

For protection, we appealed to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration (Geneva, Switzerland).

Under the guidance of partner Oleksandr Lukyanenko, our lawyers proved the illegal purpose of domain name registration and reached a decision that obliges the registrar to re-delegate them in favor of the Client.

P.S. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration is an international organization established to promote the protection of intellectual property by ensuring cooperation between states and compliance with the provisions of multilateral agreements.

Read our previous case on protection of the Client’s intellectual property rights here