Cybersquatting in Colombia

The French company “Louis Pingouin”, famous for its leather accessories (purses, shoes, wallets among others) has registered its trademark in almost all Latin American countries, including Colombia.

A few months ago, the company decided to create a website targeting the Colombian market. However, when it tried to register the corresponding Domain Name (DN), registration was denied since a Colombian company had already registered the domain name and was using it to sell suitcases and school bags.