Qatar sues the proprietor of VisitQatar.com following an extended battle.
After a Qatari state entity misplaced its try and get hold of the VisitQatar.com area through a cybersquatting criticism, one other state entity sued the area proprietor for trademark infringement.
In November 2021, Qatar’s Nationwide Tourism Council received a questionable UDRP towards the proprietor of the area identify, who lives in Azerbaijan. The area proprietor later sued within the US courtroom (the place the tourism board accepted jurisdiction) and satisfied the courtroom to simply accept that he was not cybersquatting with the identify.
After dropping the cybersquatting dispute, Qatar Airways has now sued (pdf) the area proprietor for trademark infringement. The Secretary Common of the Tourism Council is the CEO of the state-owned Qatar Airways.
The airline says the location makes use of an oryx picture that the airline makes use of in its emblem. It additionally says that VisitQatar.com “connects to 3rd social gathering journey reserving providers utilizing Qatar Airways’ Oryx logos.” It refers back to the website utilizing a third-party reserving engine which, unsurprisingly, shows airline logos subsequent to the corresponding reserving choices.
Apparently, Qatar Airways has chosen to sue the area proprietor within the US courtroom within the Japanese District of Virginia. That is the place Verisign is situated.
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