Decisión del Panel Administrativo nº D2017-2591 of Tribunal Arbitral de la OMPI, February 19, 2018 (case Michael Hill Franchise Pty Limited v. Super Privacy Service c/o Dynadot)

Defense:Super Privacy Service c/o Dynadot
Resolution Date:February 19, 2018
Issuing Organization:Tribunal Arbitral de la OMPI
Decision:Transfer
Dominio:Generic Domains
SUMMARY

[michaelhill.global]

 
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ADMINISTRATIVE PANEL DECISION

Michael Hill Franchise Pty Limited v. Super Privacy Service c/o Dynadot

Case No. D2017-2591

1. The Parties

The Complainant is Michael Hill Franchise Pty Limited of Murarrie, Australia, represented by Lowe Graham Jones, PLLC, United States of America (“United States”).

The Respondent is Super Privacy Service c/o Dynadot of San Mateo, California, United States.

2. The Domain Name and Registrar

The disputed domain name, [michaelhill.global] (the “Domain Name”), is registered with Dynadot, LLC (the “Registrar”).

3. Procedural History

The Complaint was filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (the “Center”) on December 28, 2017. On January 2, 2018, the Center transmitted by email to the Registrar a request for registrar verification in connection with the Domain Name. On January 3, 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 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 January 8, 2018. In accordance with the Rules, paragraph 5, the due date for Response was January 28, 2018. The Respondent did not submit any response. Accordingly, the Center notified the Respondent’s default on January 29, 2018.

The Center appointed Tony Willoughby as the sole panelist in this matter on February 7, 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.

4. Factual Background

The Complainant is an Australian corporation founded in 1979 and is engaged in the production and sale of jewelry under the brand name MICHAEL HILL. The Complainant operates a website connected to its [michaelhill.com] domain name, which it registered in 1998.

The Complainant is the registered proprietor of numerous MICHAEL HILL trade mark registrations...

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