In an interview with Sputnik, lawyers and legal experts argued that Facebook Inc. would easily win the case if it comes to a court trial.
"Facebook Inc. will be fine. The current owner of the domain has a choice — either to lose money in court or try to sell the domain to the American company so that Facebook does not spend money on legal proceedings. In this case, I don't see any third option," Russian legal expert Alexander Bolomatov said.
Bolomatov's point of view was supported by Russian lawyer Daria Chernysh.
"In disputes with domain owners who registered a domain only for resale purposes courts tend to take side with rightholders. Thus, Facebook has good chances to prohibit the use of its trademark in the domain name," Chernysh told Sputnik.
The US corporation has demanded that Golden Crown stop using its trademark and to transfer the facebook.ru domain, as well as all rights for its use, to Facebook by September 30.
At the same time, the Russian company noted that it had acquired the domain in 2005, three years before Facebook's emergence in Russia. Moreover, its representatives argued that over the past 12 years they have not received any complaints from the American corporation.