Tuesday, October 25, 2016

#324 - coulisse.ca - COMPLAINT DENIED

The Complainant, Coulisse B.V., is an international leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of window coverings using the COULISSE trademark. Despite counsel’s attempts to contact the anonymous Registrant and purchase the Domain Name, it was not successful. The COULISSE trademark was registered as of February, 2015 with a date of first use as early as December 31, 2007.  The Registrant registered the Domain Name on September 30, 2008.

The Domain Name, coulisse.ca, resolves to a parked site containing the language: “FUTURE HOME OF SOMETHING QUITE COOL”.  The Panel rejected the Complaint and noted that there was no evidence of bad faith submitted, namely, that the business of the Complainant was not being disrupted, there was no commercial gain as at the time of the Complaint, and that there was no evidence of any pattern of cybersquatting.  The Panel noted that COULISSE was a word in the French language, and not a coined term.   

You can read the decision here.

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