Proof of bad-faith registration crucial, UDRP panel rules

International

A Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy panel has denied the transfer of a domain name, mainly based on a lack of evidence about the respondent’s bad faith on registering it. The decision demonstrates that when a trademark owner is not that well known, it is crucial to provide solid evidence demonstrating goodwill and reputation at the time of the registration of the domain name at issue.

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