Russia has not solved the problem of registered domain names and the protection of geographical names


MOSCOW, October 22. The problem of registered domain names and the protection of geographical names in Russia is not solved yet. This opinion was expressed by Director of the coordination centre of domains “ru” and “Russia” (CC) Andrey Vorobyov in forum Russian Interactive Week 2015.

“A lot of questions still unresolved, in particular, it is not protected in any way we have a geographical indication”, he said.

Often the problem arises when municipal governments try kiberskvotterov or domain investors somehow get the domain consonant with the names of cities, and they fail because the law does not protect their interests, said the Director of the cultural center. In addition, there is a problem with the registration of the registered domains.

“So we have a person who are the media – politicians, actors, unfortunately, they can get your domain only if they will register it as a trademark for his name” – said Vorobyov.

In addition, a trademark can be registered only by legal entities. This whole chain of legal action, he said.

“The same Gorbachev in his time, got right to the domain “Gorbachev.ru” through the Gorbachev Foundation,” he cited the example of the CC Director.

So now on the basis KC created a new Committee on intellectual property. He will deal with these issues, said Vorobyov.