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No jurisdiction over France.com trademark suit (access required)

Where French trial and appellate courts previously declared the French Republic, and not a California company, is the rightful owner of the domain name France.com, the French Republic was immune from France.com’s trademark and cybersquatting suit. Background In 1994, a California corporation, France.com Inc. purchased and registered the domain name France.com and trademarks for “France.com.” Twenty years ...