Wednesday, March 21, 2012

CDRP SUMMARY #181 - Glaxo Group Limited v. Steven Black

After being served with the Complaint, and despite contacting the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre and inquiring into possible ways to file a request for a deferral of his response, the Registrant (Steven Black) did not respond to the Complaint. The Domain Name was registered in 2010, well after the FLOVENT trade-mark was registered by the Complainant in 1995. The Domain Name was being offered for sale at a price of $500.00 (via the RegistrantÂ’s website). However, after service of a cease and desist letter, the Registrant balked and communicated via e-mail that he previously sold for $3,000.00, which he believed to be reasonable for a 7-letter domain. No offer was subsequently made. This case will assist rights-holders as the panelist found there was no evidence that the Registrant had any use for the Domain Name other than to sell it.

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