Decision of the Supreme Court 22 December 2017 – Case No. B 2787-16
  • Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works
Decision • Copyright Law Sweden
  1. 1.

    The right to a domain is an exclusive right and a domain name can be an asset of economic value and be transferred, and it fulfills, in some respects, a similar function to that of a trade mark. A domain name can thus be regarded as property.

  2. 2.

    A domain name is thus a form of property which may be forfeited within the meaning of § 53a second paragraph of the Copyright Act.



Internet domain name Property Forfeiture by state Copyright infringement Infringement prevention Concept of means (to a crime) 

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