Moulin Rouge Takeaway Stripped of Domain
We often advise clients on the registration of new domain names, as few realise what a minefield it can be. This was shown last week when a small takeaway in Gateshead was stripped of it’s domain name.
The takeaway is called ‘Moulin Rouge Winlation’, however the management of the real Moulin Rouge in Paris raised a complaint with Nominet, which was succesful and resulted in the removal of the domain www.moulinrougewinlaton.co.uk from the takeaway, as it was as it was ruled the takeaway was “seeking to associate” the business with the famous Paris cabaret through the use of press cuttings and posters.
So before registering that new domain name, just check you’re not going to infringe on anyone’s trademarks!