Decisión del Panel Administrativo nº DIR2018-0022 of Tribunal Arbitral de la OMPI, February 15, 2019 (case Google LLC v. Samane Latifi)

Defense:Samane Latifi
Resolution Date:February 15, 2019
Issuing Organization:Tribunal Arbitral de la OMPI
Decision:Transfer
Dominio:Irán (.ir)
SUMMARY

[iran-google.ir]

 
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ADMINISTRATIVE PANEL DECISION

Google LLC v. Samane Latifi

Case No. DIR2018-0022

1. The Parties

The Complainant is Google LLC of Mountain View, California, United States of America (“United States”) represented by Rouse and Co. International, United Arab Emirates.

The Respondent is Samane Latifi of Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.

2. The Domain Name and Registrar

The disputed domain name [iran-google.ir] is registered with IRNIC.

3. Procedural History

The Complaint was filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (the “Center”) on December 20, 2018. On December 20, 2018, the Center transmitted by email to IRNIC a request for registrar verification in connection with the disputed domain name. On December 22, 2018, IRNIC transmitted by email to the Center its verification response confirming that the Respondent is listed as the registrant and providing the contact details. Hard copies of the Complaint were received by the Center on December 26, 2018.

The Center verified that the Complaint satisfied the formal requirements of the .ir Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Policy” or “irDRP”), the Rules for .ir Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the “Rules”), and the WIPO Supplemental Rules for .ir 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 December 28, 2018. In accordance with the Rules, paragraph 5(a), the due date for Response was January 17, 2019. On January 18, 2019 the Center notified the Respondent’s default.

The Center appointed George R. F. Souter as the sole panelist in this matter on January 24, 2019. 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 is the proprietor of the trademark GOOGLE, and has provided to the Panel evidence of extensive protection of its GOOGLE trademark world-wide and evidence of its international renown, in particular:

- Trademark registration number 124620 for GOOGLE, registered in the Islamic Republic of Iran on September 28, 2005.

The disputed domain name was registered on May 11, 2014, and is being used as a classified advertising website...

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