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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