Discount airline Ryanair loses battle with online critic27 December 2006
The low-fares airline Ryanair has lost its battle to win control of an Internet domain name from a disgruntled former customer, according to a ruling issued by a United Nations panel Wednesday.
Michael Coulston of London, England, set up a Web site in July under the domain name http://www.ryanaircampaign.org which is critical of Ryanair’s business practices.
The Irish carrier complained to the World Intellectual Property Organization that the domain name infringed on its trademarks and should therefore be transferred into Ryanair’s possession.
source: International Herald Tribune