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Armani loses domain dispute for EA7.com

Respondent argued EA was short for Education Assistance.

EA7Fashion brand Giorgio Armani has lost a domain name dispute with a South Korean group over the domain name EA7.com.

Armani sells a line of sports clothing under the EA7 name. It appears that the EA7 brand was around prior to the domain registrant acquiring the domain name in 2010.

However, the domain owner argued that it registered the domain because it stands for its business name “Education Assistance”, followed by the lucky number 7. A World Intellectual Property Forum panelist determined that Armani had not proved the domain was registered in bad faith.

The whois record for the domain has included an email address that included educationassitance (sic) since 2011.

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