Harrods win sets controversial domain name precedent

In what is believed to be the first case of its type in the U.K., Britain's high court ordered U.K. Network Services to hand over the harrods.com Internet domain name to the Harrods department store on the grounds that it was infringing on the store's registered trademark.

In what is believed to be the first case of its type in the U.K., Britain's high court ordered U.K. Network Services to hand over the harrods.com Internet domain name to the Harrods department store on the grounds that it was infringing on the store's registered trademark.

Harrods, London's most prestigious department store, sued U.K. Networks Services, after the network management company had appropriated the harrods.com domain name.

U.K. Network Services, which had registered 54 Internet domain names, attempted to sell the harrods.com domain name back to the department store for a profit.

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