Here’s an interesting UDRP filing, the Government of Monaco, officially; Gouvernement de la Principauté de Monaco SAM Marques de l’Etat de Monaco has just filed a UDRP against the domain name MonteCarloVodka.com.
Monte Carlo Vodka is made in Cognac France and the Owners of the brand state that the inspiration for the Monte Carlo name came from the famous city of Monte Carlo in Monaco.
Monaco seems to be not impressed or amused and has filed a UDRP with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the domain name MonteCarloVodka.com was registered in 2010.
Monaco independence goes back slightly longer to 1927.
Its rare to see a governmental body file a UDRP so its will be an interesting one to follow, which we of course will be doing. We may have to go out and find a bottle of the Vodka this weekend as to give you full coverage of the case