23
Jun/11

UDRP: Registrant Retains CHAMPAGNE.CO


Comite Interprofessional du vin de Champagne, the body charged with administering the CHAMPAGNE appellation of origin, fails to establish trademark rights in the term and thus fails in a UDRP against the registrant of CHAMPAGNE.CO (who had been warehousing the name).  The UDRP doesn’t extend to apples of oregon appellations of origin.  CIVC had had success in domain name procedures before other entities.

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