Royal Dutch Shell, failed in seizing the shell.ir

We would like to congratulate and inform the users of this website that the Dutch–British company, Royal Dutch Shell, failed in stopping the website’s activity and seizing the shell.ir website.

Finally, after two years of legal disputes between shell.ir domain owner and Shell company, Tehran Province Appeals Court issued its final verdict in favor of shell.ir domain owner. Shell had sought transferring the ownership of this domain to its company with false claims. Tehran Public Court initially had denied all charges and then, following Shell’s appeal request, Tehran Province Appeals Court also rejected this objection and issued its conclusive verdict. Therefore, the court rejected Shell’s request regarding transferring the domain to that company. By issuance of the final verdict of the court, Shell failed in stopping the legal activity of this website and also seizing shell.ir domain address and adding it to the list of domains owned by this company.

It is worth mentioning that nearly 3 years ago when the owner of this domain faced with the domineering request of Shell and a 3-days deadline (!) for transferring the domain to Shell, he was determined to defend his legal rights against this extravagance. Therefore, by forming a team of the most experienced lawyers in the field of intellectual property and trademarks and by enduring copious financial and spiritual costs, he succeeded in proving his right of ownership and use of the domain address shell.ir.

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