UDRP complaint unlikely to succeed without proof of bad-faith registration, even if respondent's subsequent use is questionable
In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP or the ‘policy’) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation, a panel has denied the transfer of a domain name that was confusingly similar to the complainant's trademark rights as it had been registered some 12 years before the complainant had adopted such trademark, and thus registration could not have been in bad faith.
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