WIPO panel not convinced by respondent's alleged use of domain name to "celebrate" family pet

International

In a recent decision under the UDRP, a WIPO panel has ordered the transfer of a domain name because the respondent had failed to demonstrate that he was not trying to disrupt the complainant's business by pointing it to a website allegedly celebrating his dog. The decision shows that, ideally, trademark licences should also deal with the registration and use of relevant domain names.

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