(66)  Scots law against cybersquatters

Scottish Widows, a life assurance company, obtained an interdict from the Court of Session on 15 September 1999 to prevent Leisure Probe Ltd from using the domain names scottish-widows.com, scottish-widows.co.uk, and scottish-widows.tm on the Internet. Leisure Probe had registered the domain names, but the Court held that it had no right to use them in a way damaging to the goodwill of Scottish Widows. Scottish Widows have a registered domain name: scottishwidows.co.uk. (16 Sept 1999) On 7 January 2000 Haggis Backpackers, a company running bus tours from Edinburgh, obtained an interim interdict in the Court of Session against another company, Scottish Tours, also of Edinburgh, to prevent them from using the domain names haggistours.com and haggisbackpackers.com. Haggis Backpackers domain name is haggis-backpackers.com. The interdict prevented Scottish Tours from using domain names including the word "haggis". (10 Jan 2000)