Newsletter - “Cybersquatting”: what solutions for domain names owners?


Our IP, TMT and Data Protection Department analyzes the legal framework of reference, the relevant remedies currently available, as well as some new legislation that is emerging at EU level to face “Cybersquatting”, an unlawful practice consisting in the speculative hoarding, in bad faith, more or less systematically, of certain signs or names by third party Registrants – compared to those who can legitimately boast intellectual property rights or other rights (e.g., name rights) – by registering them as domain names, with the aim of monetizing and/or otherwise exploiting the 'exclusivity' obtained at a technical level from the Registries' database.