Arbitration and Mediation Center
This ccTLD database contains links to ccTLD registration agreements, WHOIS services, and alternative dispute resolution procedures.
Last updated: 7-Nov-2016
|Country / Territory Code||.FR|
|Country / Territory Name||France|
|Dispute Provider(s) Include(s)|
Notable features of the PARL EXPERT:
A complainant must first demonstrate that it has standing (intérêt à agir) to file the complaint based on its relevant IP rights (see below). A complainant must also demonstrate that it fulfils the eligibility requirements to register .fr domain names (https://www.afnic.fr/medias/documents/Cadre_legal/Charte_de_nommage_22032016_VF.pdf).
Pursuant to Article L. 45-2 of the CPCE, a complainant must demonstrate that the disputed domain name:
•is likely to disrupt public order or violate principles of morality, or infringe any rights protected by the French Constitution or by French law; or
•is likely to infringe IP rights or personality rights, unless the domain name holder has a legitimate interest in the domain name and is acting in good faith; or
•is identical or similar to the name of the French Republic, of a local authority or group of local authorities, of a local or national institution or public service, unless the domain name holder has a legitimate interest in the domain name and is acting in good faith.
Complaints under the PARL EXPERT must always be filed in French using the form available at www.parl-expert.fr.