Thursday, October 24, 2013


The Domain Name in issue in this proceeding is <>, registered on October 14, 2012. The Complainant is a US limousine company, which operates under its CAREY trademark which was registered in 1994.

The Panel found that the Registrant registered the domain name in bad faith since the disputed domain name was an almost exact duplication of the Complainant's web site but was designed to compete with the Complainant. The Panel further found that the Registrant had a pattern of registering domain names using the CAREY trademark despite previously issued court orders and UDRP proceedings.

The panel found that the Registrant had no legitimate interest in the mark since, apart from the litigation over the domain, there has never been any relationship between the Complainant and the Registrant, and the Registrant has never been licensed, or otherwise authorized to register or use, the CAREY trade-mark in any manner whatsoever.

You can read the decision here.

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