Wednesday, December 12, 2012


The Complainant established its case and the Panelist transferred the domain name to the Complainant.

The Complainant and the Registrant had previously entered into a distribution agreement for the commercialization of a contraceptive product, NORLEVO. The agreement provided that upon its termination, the Registrant would cease all use of the NORLEVO trade-mark. The Registrant registered the Domain Name in 2006 and the agreement terminated in 2011. The Panelist held that the Domain Name was confusingly similar because it was comprised exclusively of the Complainant’s trade-mark “Norlevo”. In terms of bad faith, the Panelist referred to the agreement holding that the domain name should have been transferred to the Complainant upon its termination. Terminated licensee should not be permitted to leverage a licensor’s intellectual property with a view of extracting some sort of benefit. This cannot possibly be seen as a bona fide or good faith dealing with a domain name.'

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