Acronyms: Is There a Neuro-Gynecologue In The House?
Domain(s): barep.biz, fimat.biz, sgam.info, sgbl.biz, sggroupe.biz, sggroupe.info, sgmaroc.biz, sgprivatebanking.biz, sgprivatebanking.info, sogecap.info, sogecap.net, sogelease.biz, sogenal.biz, sogenal.info
Complainant: Société Générale and Fimat International Banque
Respondent: Lebanon Index/La France DN and Elie Khouri
Respondents submit that the specific uses for each of the domain names in dispute are as follows:
DOMAIN NAME STANDS FOR DOCUMENTATION <sgprivatebanking.info> Special Guide Private Banking Page 5 of Memo of October 15, 1999 <barep.biz> Beirut Airlines Representatives Exhibit F <sogelease.biz> Special Organization de Gestion, de Lease Exhibit G <sogecap.net> Special Organization Gestionnaire du CAPital Exhibit H <sogecap.info> Special Organization Gestionnaire du CAPital Exhibit H <sgmaroc.biz> Special Guide Maroc Exhibit I Page 5 of Memo of October 15, 1999 <sgbl.biz> Special Guide of Business in Lebanon Exhibit J Affidavit of Elie Khouri <sgam.info> Exhibit K Exhibit K <sogenal.biz> Special Organisation des Gynecologues et Neurocologues au Liban Exhibit L <sogenal.info> Special Organisation des Gynecologues et Neurocologues au Liban Exhibit M
...The domain names <sogenal.biz> and <sogenal.info> are allegedly an acronym for "Special Organization des Gynecologues et Neurocologues." The words "Special Organization" are English words followed by the French words "des Gynecologues et Neurocologues." The word "Neurocologues" does not appear to be a French word. Further, gynecologists and neurologists are considered to be unrelated medical specialties. The domain name <sogelease.biz> is said to be an acronym for "Special Organization de Gestion de Lease." The words "Special Organization" are English words followed by the French words "de Gestion de" followed by the English word "Lease." The domain names <sogecap.net> and <sogecap.info> include the acronym SOGECAP for the words "Special Organization de Gestionnaire du Capital." The name of the organization is comprised of the English words "Special Organization" followed by the French words "de Gestionnaire du Capital."