Decisión del Panel Administrativo nº D2011-0024 of Tribunal Arbitral de la OMPI, April 05, 2011 (case Godrej Consumer Products Private Limited v. David Michaud)

Defense:David Michaud
Resolution Date:April 05, 2011
Issuing Organization:Tribunal Arbitral de la OMPI
Decision:Transfer
Dominio:Generic Domains

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

ADMINISTRATIVE PANEL DECISION

Godrej Consumer Products Private Limited v. David Michaud

Case No. D2011-0024

1. The Parties

The Complainant is Godrej Consumer Products Private Limited of Mumbai, India, represented by ANM Global, India.

The Respondent is David Michaud of St-Bruno, Quebec, Canada.

2. The Domain Name and Registrar

The disputed domain name [godrej.tel] is registered with Webnames.ca Inc.

3. Procedural History

The Complaint was filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (the ”Center”) on January 6, 2011. On January 6, 2011, the Center transmitted by email to Webnames.ca Inc. a request for registrar verification in connection with the disputed domain name. On January 6, 2011, Webnames.ca Inc. transmitted by email to the Center its verification response disclosing registrant and contact information for the disputed domain name, which differed from the named Respondent and contact information in the Complaint. The Center sent an email communication to the Complainant on February 8, 2011, providing the registrant and contact information disclosed by the Registrar, and inviting the Complainant to submit an amendment to the Complaint. The Complainant filed an amended Complaint on February 8, 2011.

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(a) and 4(a), the Center formally notified the Respondent of the Complaint, and the proceedings commenced on February 14, 2011. In accordance with the Rules, paragraph 5(a), the due date for Response was March 6, 2011. The Response was filed with the Center on February 17, 2011.

The Center appointed George R. F. Souter as the sole panelist in this matter on March 14, 2011. 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.

4. Factual Background

The Complainant, Godrej Consumer Products Private Limited, is a member of the Godrej Group of Companies, which can trace its origin back to the...

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