In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a panel from the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre denied the transfer of a domain name, finding that the case did not fall within the scope of the UDRP.

The complainant was Orchestra-Premaman Belgium, a Belgian company that has been specialising in baby clothes and accessories since 1968 and is now part of the Orchestra group. It was the owner of several trademarks for the term PREMAMAN, including an international trademark designating the European Union registered in 2014. It also owned the domain names ‘premaman.be’ and ‘premaman.com’.

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