Decisión del Panel Administrativo nº D2000-0014 of WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, March 11, 2000 (case Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. v. Steven S. Lalwani)

Resolution DateMarch 11, 2000
Issuing OrganizationWIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
DominioGeneric Domains

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center


Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd v. Steven S Lalwani

Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd v. Long Distance Telephone Company

Cases No. D2000-0014 and 2000-0015

  1. The Parties

    D 2000-0014: Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd, 7 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110002, India, Complainant

    Steven S Lalwani, 16 Victoria Terrace, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043, USA, Respondent

    D 2000-0015: Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd, address as above, Complainant

    Long Distance Telephone Company, 16 Victoria Terrace, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043, USA, Respondent

  2. The Domain Name and Registrar

    The Respondent holds the following domain names:

    In Case D 2000 0014:, registered in 1998 with Network Solutions.

    In Case D 2000 0015:, registered in 1998 with Network Solutions.

  3. Procedural History

    (1) The Complaints in Cases D 2000 0014 and D 2000 0015 were filed on January 27, 2000. There is a proper case for consolidating the complaints in accordance with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy of ICANN, paragraph 4(f).

    (2) The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center has found that:

    each complaint was filed in accordance with the requirements of the Rules and Supplemental Rules for the Dispute Resolution Policy; payment for filing was properly made; each Complaint complies with the formal requirements; each Complaint was properly notified in accordance with the Rules, paragraph 2(a); a Response to each Complaint was filed in due time; and that the Administrative Panel was properly constituted;

    The Panelist accepts these findings.

  4. The Panelist submitted a Statement of Acceptance and Declaration of Impartiality and Independence.

  5. There have been no further submissions in either Case.

  6. The date scheduled for issuance of a decision is in each case: March 16 2000.

  7. No extensions have been granted or orders issued in advance of this decision.

  8. The language of the proceedings is English.

  9. Factual Background

    (1) The Complainant publishes "The Economic Times", which has an average daily circulation of 350,100, and "The Times of India", which has a daily circulation of 2,522,488. Both include Indian news in their content. The Complainant is engaging in certain supplemental activities in the entertainment industry, using the brand "Times". Since 1996 the Complainant has held the domain names, and, using them for the electronic publication of their respective...

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