Decisión del Panel Administrativo nº D2021-2142 of WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, September 15, 2021 (case Mario Valentino S.p.A. v. 胡可 (Hu Ke))

Resolution DateSeptember 15, 2021
Issuing OrganizationWIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
DecisionTransfer
DominioGeneric Domains

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

ADMINISTRATIVE PANEL DECISION

Mario Valentino S.p.A. v. 胡可 (Hu Ke)

Case No. D2021-2142

1. The Parties

The Complainant is Mario Valentino S.p.A., Italy, represented by Società Italiana Brevetti, Italy.

The Respondent is 胡可 (Hu Ke), China.

2. The Domain Name and Registrar

The disputed domain name [valentino-shoes.top] is registered with DNSPod, Inc. (the “Registrar”).

3. Procedural History

The Complaint was filed in English with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (the “Center”) on July 5, 2021. On July 5, 2021, the Center transmitted by email to the Registrar a request for registrar verification in connection with the disputed domain name. On July 6, 2021, 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.

On July 6, 2021, the Center transmitted an email communication to the Parties in English and Chinese regarding the language of the proceeding. On July 9, 2021, the Complainant confirmed its request that English be the language of the proceeding. The Respondent did not comment on the language of the proceeding.

The Center verified that the 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 July 14, 2021. In accordance with the Rules, paragraph 5, the due date for Response was August 3, 2021. The Respondent did not submit any response. Accordingly, the Center notified the Respondent’s default on August 6, 2021.

The Center appointed Douglas Clark as the sole panelist in this matter on August 20, 2021. 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 an Italian company, which has been recognized for its production of footwear, leather ware (luggage, bags, wallets, etc.), clothing and clothing accessories.

The Complainant is, inter alia, the owner of the following trademarks for VALENTINO covering, inter alia, shoes or footwear.

Trademark Registration Number Registration Date Class Jurisdiction
VALENTINO (word) 362016000032445 April 4, 2017 25 Italy
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