Friday, June 30, 2017


The Complainant is one of the most famous fashion brands in the world, (based out of Italy) and owner of the ARMANI trademarks registered in Canada since 1992. 

The Panel found that the Domain Name is confusingly similar to the ARMANI mark and the addition of the term 'beauty' adds to any potential confusion given that the Complainant carries on business in that field. 

The Panel found that the Domain Name (used as pay-per-click) was registered in bad faith because the $90.00 offer located on the web site was simply a minimum offer and the Registrant would facilitate a "quick transfer at the price of $1,999". 


The Complainant, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a leading science and technology company delivering life-transforming medicines for serious diseases, and owns the REGENERON trademark in Canada (registered since 1998). The Registrant registered the Domain Name in December, 2016 and did not technically respond to the Complaint. The panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith because the Registrant was engaged in a pattern of conduct registering domain names belonging to third party rights holders, had previously lost in an unrelated UDRP proceeding, and in response to this Complaint delivered an email offering to sell the Domain Name to the Complainant in the amount of $1,500.00.