CHILE: EMIRATES AIRLINE WINS DISPUTE ON ITS FAMOUS DOMAIN NAME

05 / 05 / 2015

The Dubai’s airline, Emirates, has recently won a battle over the Chilean exclusive rights of the domain name “emiratos.cl”.

The sponsor of Arsenal and Real Madrid, among other sports clubs, obtained the domain name after an arbitral decision issued by Nic Chile. The entity accepted the cancelation action over “emiratos.cl”, formerly granted to Consorcio Europeo, company manufacturing men´s clothing. Estudio Villaseca, legal representative of the airline, argued that the simple translations a known mark, in this case from Emirates to Emiratos, is not distinctive, a criteria commonly accepted on Industrial Property matters.

Trademark Emirates was created on 1985, it is the most larger of the Middle East, and owns several registration worldwide and has presence in 74 countries, facts that were considered enough to establish its fame and notoriety.

For more information please contact Max Villaseca (max@villaseca.cl) or Francisco Aravena (faravena@villaseca.cl).