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ESQwire : Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding in Sante .com UDRP

The Respondent denies that the disputed domain name is identical or confusingly similar to the Complainant’s marks, pointing out that these marks are not for the word “sante” itself, but for composite marks which do not confer rights in the generic word “sante” contained in them. The Respondent draws attention to decisions under the UDRP in which domain names consisting of generic words were found not to be confusingly similar to composite marks containing those words. The Respondent claims that it has rights and a legitimate interest in the disputed domain name by virtue of its longstanding registration, its plain meaning and inherent value, and its use in connection with the bona fide offering of goods and services and for a legitimate purpose.

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