NOTE: Google Translate was used to translate the French-language decision.
The Complainant is RIU Hotels, S.A., a very well-known worldwide hotel chain (visited by Canadians during our long and cold winters). The Complainant owns the riu.com domain name. The Registrant is Stacy Lee, affiliated with Travel Last Minute Inc., and she registered the Domain Name in July, 2004. Despite being granted an extension of time, the Registrant did not respond/
The Panel noted that the RIU domain name is identical to the Complainant’s trademark, and some of the images on the Disputed Domain Name were identical to those found on the Complainant’s. Further, there was no explanation as to why Stacy Lee chose the RIU trademark in its entirety when she registered the Domain Name – likely to bring consumer’s to her travel agency, LAST MINUTE TRAVEL.
You can read the decision here.