France.com to stay with France

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The US Supreme Court has given a decision that could end a prolonged dispute that has been going on for the past 5 years. The dispute is an epic tussle for the prized possession of France.com.

The contesting parties in this dispute is one Jean-Noël Frydman and the French Government. Frydman had registered the domain name way back in 1994. He had the trademark rights for the name in the US as well as in the EU too. However, the name was transferred to the French Government in a number of legal trials held in France as well as the US. 

Now, even the US Supreme Court has retained the domain name with the French Government. This was after the 4th Fourth Circuit Court had also decided in favour of the French Government. The domain name, as of now, simply redirects to France.fr.

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