SPANISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL DOMAIN DISPUTE RESOLVED IN FAVOR OF PATENTICA’S CLIENT
Espanika is the popular online school of the Spanish language. It has been created by the Russian enthusiastic teachers who love Spain and are keen to share their broad knowledge of the Spanish culture.
The co-Founder and the Owner of Espanika School asked Patentica for assistance. Due to the corporate issues, he found himself in a situation where his former colleague as the administrator of their original domain continued to use this website without his consent. Moreover, this website started promoting Spanish lessons arranged by the colleague, confusing all the students.
Finally, using the fact that the word “Espanika” has been registered as a trademark, Patentica’s lawyers managed to nullify the opponent’s domain. The most difficult part of the case was related to the fact that the defendant’s domain rights appeared earlier than Patentica’s client trademark was registered. This collision forced the IP Court to investigate the actual contribution of each party in the website creation and their true interest in the use of the domain.
Patentica’s attorneys were deeply engaged in the court case and did their best to protect the client’s rights. In the end, this domain dispute was resolved in the favor of the Owner of Espanika School and his trademark.