Teismų praktika

  • Bylos aprašymas
    • Nacionalinis numeris: 2A-421/2014
    • Valstybė narė: Lietuva
    • Bendrinis pavadinimas:link
    • Sprendimo rūšis: Teismo sprendimas apeliacinėje byloje
    • Sprendimo data: 28/04/2014
    • Teismas: Lietuvos apeliacinis teismas
    • Tema:
    • Ieškovas: Lietuvos advokatūra
    • Atsakovas: UAB “Lexis LT”
    • Raktažodžiai: black list, internet, unfair commercial practices
  • Direktyvos straipsniai
    Unfair Commercial Practices Directive, Annex I, 4.
  • Įžanginė pastaba
    The use of the word “advokatas” (eng. attorney-at-law) in a domain name is considered to be an unfair commercial practice, if the holder of such a domain name does not have an attorney-at-law licence.
  • Faktai
    The defendant, a company providing legal services, registered domain names “eadvokatas.lt” (eng. “eattorney-at-law.lt”) and “eadvokatai.lt” (eng. “eattorneys-at-law.lt”).

    The plaintiff (Lithuanian Bar Association) sued the defendant and requested the court to deregister both domain names or assign them to the plaintiff.
  • Teisės klausimas
    Can the use of the word “advokatas” (eng. attorney-at-law) in a domain name be considered as an unfair commercial practice, if the holder of such a domain name does not have an attorney-at-law licence?
  • Sprendimas

    The court explained that under Lithuanian law, an attorney-at-law is a person, which, amongst other things, has an attorney-at-law license. Neither the defendant, nor its employees have attorney-at-law licences.

    Taking the above into account, the court concluded that the defendant’s domain names, containing the word advokatas (eng. attorney-at-law), misled the average consumer, because they could have thought that the legal services would be provided by an attorney-at-law. Since the defendant did not have an attorney-at-law licence, by registering and using such domain names, the defendant falsely claimed that he had the respective license and that is incompliant with fair commercial practices.

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    The court upheld the plaintiff’s claim.