Monday, November 10, 2014


The Complainant, Pirelli & C.S.p.a., the owner of the popular PIRELLI trade-marks registered for use in association with tires, amongst other goods and services. The Registrant registered the Disputed Domain Names in October, 2013 long after the Complainant’s successful business was founded (in 1872). 

The Panel found that the Respondent had no legitimate interest in the Domain Names (,,, and which were being used as pay-per-click sites and all contained the PIRELLI trade-mark in its entirety along with other descriptive terms such as tires (and other language equivalents of tires). The Panel also found the Domain Names were registered in bad faith because the Registrant ought to have had actual and constructive knowledge of the PIRELLI trade-marks.

You can read the full decision here.

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