21 Dec '17, 7pm

Another hour, another reverse domain name hijacking case

This Complaint was doomed before it was filed. Complainant, who was represented by counsel, should have known this. The Domain Name was registered back in 2003, and the content of the website to which it resolved bore no relationship to Complainant’s goods and services, or those of a competitor of Complainant, or to anything even remotely close to such goods and services. More importantly, in pre-dispute correspondence, Respondent plausibly denied having had any knowledge or awareness of Complainant’s mark, spelled out its motivation for registering the Domain Name, confirmed that it had been using the Domain Name for years in pursuit of its legitimate business purpose, and supplied authority to Complainant and its counsel for the proposition that Respondent’s activities were not in bad faith. Nonetheless, Complainant could not take “No” for an answer, and chose to launch ...

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