Panel orders transfer of domain name used for attempted cyber fraud

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, although it had never been used for an active website, it had been used to send fraudulent emails in an attempted cyber fraud.

The complainant was Chantelle SA of Cachan, France, a well-known French lingerie company founded in 1876. It was the owner of various trademark registrations, including the International Trademark Registration No 160643 for CHANTELLE, registered in 1952. It also owned various domain names, including ‘groupechantelle.com’, registered on December 5 2000.

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