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Uffizi wins legal battle against owner of Uffizi.com

Labeled as domains in Legal Discussion, started by Lox, Feb 7, 2020

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  1. Lox

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    The unofficial websites were used to sell tickets to the Florentine museum at inflated prices.

    The Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence has won a court battle in the US over the use of its name in online domains, preventing a third-party company from using web addresses that invite users to buy museum tickets online and skip the huge queues. “These websites have been exploited to date for the sale of tickets to the museum at grossly inflated prices through improper use of the name Uffizi in a deliberate attempt to trick visitors,” the museum says in a statement. The contested domain names include Uffizi.com and Uffizi.net; the official website for the museum is Uffizi.it.

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    pb Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Well it's one thing to squat on the domain, but it's another to mislead visitors.
     
  3. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Exactly and that pissed off arbitrators and other officials handling domain disputes.
     

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