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WIPO panel not convinced by respondent's alleged use of domain name to "celebrate" family pet

23 March 2017

World Trademark Review

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a panel has ordered the transfer of a domain name because the respondent had failed to demonstrate that he was not trying to disrupt the complainant's business by pointing it to a website allegedly celebrating his dog.

The complainant was Pier Giorgio Andretta, who had been producing clothing and apparel for cycling under the GIORDANA trademark since 1980 (originally a reference to his daughter's name). The complainant was the owner of various trademark registrations, including the international trademark registration No 529214 for GIORDANA, registered on September 20 1988.

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