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Last August, the Vatican Secretary of State threatened the Spanish webpage infovaticana.com through the big and very expensive multinational law firm Baker & McKenzie. The reason: The Vatican claims an exclusive right to the name “Vatican”. It therefore asked InfoVaticana to transfer its domain-name infovaticana.com within a week to the Vatican Secretary of State.
InfoVaticana is an excellent and intelligent webpage critical of the present paleo-liberal regime that is presently destroying the Vatican. It proposed a compromise that would have made sure that no confusion between the Vatican and InfoVaticana would be possible.
But the Vatican told InfoVaticana through Baker & McKenzie that its request was “not negotiable” and InfoVaticana “must disappear”. Marco Tosatti comments on his blog, “We are pleased to hear that in the Vatican, at least some non-negotiable principles still remain.”
At the moment, the case is in front of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office.