On January 23, 2007, the French High Court rejected an unfair competition action initiated by the publisher of the « Argus de l’automobile » magazine (i.e. « glass’s guide ») against the domain name argus.fr.
The Court considered that ARGUS is a usual term. Despite the great success of the magazine and all the investments that were made in it, the term was not considered as distinctive. Therefore, the plaintiff’s claim that he would suffer damages was rejected, which we approve.