Top crypto exchange Binance has lost a domain name dispute with an Australian florist over the website binance.com.au.
Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has lost a dispute over the domain name ‘binance.com.au’ to an Australian florist trading under the name Binancé.
On June 17, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) denied a complaint filed by the exchange in April, finding that Binance had “not discharged its onus of demonstrating the Respondent does not have rights or a legitimate interest in the disputed domain name.”
WIPO concluded that “no good purpose would be served by addressing” the exchange’s request at this time, ruling in favor of the florist’s claim to the domain name.
But we trademarked it first
Binance’s complaint emphasized that Binance registered its trademark in Australia on November 21, 2018, noting that the florist registered the domain name binance.com.au nearly one year later on October 27, 2019.
The exchange also highlighted that the Binancé’s director, Mr.