Monday, January 30, 2023


 The Complainant uses the IMAX trademark in association for its notorious motion picture and movie theatre services. 

It inadvertently let its 20+ year ownership of the disputed Domain Name lapse (in September, 2021).  Further, the Registrant attempted to negotiate purchase of the Domain Name in the amount of $180,000.00 USD. The Registrant responded (late) and took the position that it is a small web development company, and takes the position that numerous IMAX marks are owned by numerous third parties...and "i" is used before consumer products in a generic way.

The Panelist found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith, and held that Registrants have an affirmative obligation to avoid the registration of trademark-abusive domain names. 

You can read the decision here

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