Decisión del Panel Administrativo nº D2018-0665 of Tribunal Arbitral de la OMPI, May 25, 2018 (case Bharti Airtel Limited v. Kannadhasan Krishnan)
|Resolution Date:||May 25, 2018|
|Issuing Organization:||Tribunal Arbitral de la OMPI|
The Complainant is Bharti Airtel Limited of New Delhi, India, represented by Inttl Advocare, India.
The Respondent is Mr. Kannadhasan Krishnan of Kallakurichi, Tamil Nadu, India.
The disputed domain name [airtelinternettv.com] is registered with GoDaddy.com, LLC (the "Registrar").
The Complaint was filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (the "Center") on March 26, 2018. On March 26, 2018, the Center transmitted by email to the Registrar a request for registrar verification in connection with the disputed domain name. On March 27, 2018, the Registrar transmitted by email to the Center its verification response confirming that the Respondent is listed as the registrant and providing the contact details. The Complainant filed an amended Complaint on April 3, 2018, to correct an administrative formality.
The Center verified that the Complaint together with the amended Complaint satisfied the formal requirements of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Policy" or "UDRP"), the Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Rules"), and the WIPO Supplemental Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "Supplemental Rules").
In accordance with the Rules, paragraphs 2 and 4, the Center formally notified the Respondent of the Complaint, and the proceedings commenced on April 5, 2018. In accordance with the Rules, paragraph 5, the due date for Response was April 25, 2018. The Respondent did not submit any response. Accordingly, the Center notified the Respondent's default on April 26, 2018.
The Center appointed Harini Narayanswamy as the sole panelist in this matter on May 18, 2018. The Panel finds that it was properly constituted. The Panel has submitted the Statement of Acceptance and Declaration of Impartiality and Independence, as required by the Center to ensure compliance with the Rules, paragraph 7.
The Complainant is a leading telecommunication service provider and its business is associated with its flagship trademark AIRTEL. The Complainant owns many registered AIRTEL trademarks and AIRTEL formative marks in India. Some of these are:
|Registration Number||Trade Mark||Class||Registered with Effect From|
|828306||AIRTEL GOOD MORNING DELHI||9||November 19, 1998|
|896532||AIRTEL SMARTNET||9||July 1, 2000|
|904078||AIRTELINK||9||February 17, 2000|
|934131||AIRTEL SMART NET||9||June 23, 2000|
|954260||AIRTEL DIRECT||9||September 8, 2000|
|1256043||AIRTEL||38||December 18, 2003|
|1401344||AIRTEL3G||9||November 25 , 2005|
|1401346||AIRTELTHREE||9||November 25 , 2005|
|1491630||AIRTEL MUSIC SEARCH||38||September 27, 2006|
|1623142||AIRTEL||41||November 21, 2007|
|2022313||airtel (with device)||38||September 14, 2010|
|2022314||airtel (with device)||41||September 14, 2010|
The Complainant's international registered AIRTEL trademarks are:
|Registration Number||Trade Mark||Class||Jurisdiction||Registered with Effect From|
|3625337||AIRTEL||38||United States of America||May 26, 2009|
|006545362||AIRTEL||38, 41, 42||European Union||April 15, 2008|
|301030922||AIRTEL (logo)||38||Hong Kong||January 14, 2008|
|T080242E||AIRTEL (logo)||38||Singapore||February 20, 2008|
|41687||AIRTEL (logo)||38||Ghana||October 22, 2010|
|0069547||AIRTEL (logo)||36, 38||Kenya||October 25, 2010|
|01822||AIRTEL (logo)||9, 25||Malawi||October 22, 2010|
|19056||AIRTEL||8||Sierra Leone||April 8, 2010|
|542||AIRTEL (logo)||38||United Republic of Tanzania||November 26, 2010|
|1958||AIRTEL (logo)||38||Zambia||October 22, 2010|
|65073||AIRTEL||38||OAPI||July 6, 2010|
|11939||AIRTEL (logo)||38||Madagascar||August 16, 2011|
The Complainant has pending applications in India for the following trademarks:
|Application Number||Trade Mark / Logo||Class|
|3745170||AIRTEL INTERNET TV||09, 38|
|1931419||AIRTEL WORLD SIM||38|
|2358782||AIRTEL DIGITAL TV (device)||41|
|2358777||AIRTEL DIGITAL TV (device)||38|
|2358779||AIRTEL DIGITAL TV HD (device)||38|
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