Thursday, March 1, 2012

CDRP SUMMARY #180 - Cointreau v. Netnic Corporation

The Registrant (Netnic Corporation) responded to the Complaint. The Complainant owns a number of trade-marks in Canada which include “COINTREAU” in word or word/logo form, including one that has been used in Canada as early as 1910 (in association with liquers). Prior to delivering the Complaint, the Complainant offered $350.00 to acquire the Domain Name and Mr. Mullen (representative of Netnic – not the Golden State Warrior) balked and thought 2,500 Euros was the “correct amount” [Note: he advised the Complainant he was negotiating on behalf of his unidentified customer]. This case will assist rights-holders given the panelists analysis of the bad faith requirements, including finding that Mr. Mullen is the public face/alter ego of the Registrant and has a pattern of abusive registrations.

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