A Russian Commercial Appeal Court imposes a significant amend for a breach of competition on the market of domain name registration (Ru-Center)

On March 19, 2012 the 9th Commercial (Arbitrazh) Appeal Court of the Russian Federation issued a landmark antimonopoly case decision [1] concerning distribution of domain names. The dispute concerned significant abuses of the organization entitled to manage Russian domain name system. As it was revealed during the investigation not only the antimonopoly rules and the internal regulations were violated, but also the actions of this organization were adjudicated to be at variance with good faith and ethical principles. The decision was first taken by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation [2] (hereinafter referred to as “FAS”) and then appealed by the defendant in the Court of First Instance (hereinafter referred to as “CFI”). The CFI quashed the decision of FAS who

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Andrey Filippov, A Russian Commercial Appeal Court imposes a significant amend for a breach of competition on the market of domain name registration (Ru-Center), 19 March 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2012, Art. N° 48158

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