Moncler S.p.A., the Complainant, is a luxury outerwear brand that first registered its trademark in Canada in 1964. The Registrant Michael Cohen registered <moncler.ca> without authorization in 2007. The Domain redirected to a notice that the Domain Name was available for sale. Prior to bringing this Complaint, the Registrant contacted Complainant with an unsolicited offer to sell the domain name – in excess of the $275,000.00 offered by an unknown entity.
The Registrant's counsel wrote to counsel for the Complainant stating that the offering of the Domain name for sale was an error, and that the Complaint was intending to use the domain in his transport business. The Panel found that there was no evidence to support these bald assertions and found that the Complaint had registered the domain in bad faith and had no reasonable interest in the Domain Name.