Decisión del Panel Administrativo nº D2020-2217 of Tribunal Arbitral de la OMPI, October 15, 2020 (case Sodexo v. Domain Administrator, Fundacion Privacy Services LTD)

Defense:Domain Administrator, Fundacion Privacy Services LTD
Resolution Date:October 15, 2020
Issuing Organization:Tribunal Arbitral de la OMPI
Decision:Transfer
Dominio:Generic Domains
SUMMARY

[sodeomyway.com]

 
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ADMINISTRATIVE PANEL DECISION

Sodexo v. Domain Administrator, Fundacion Privacy Services LTD

Case No. D2020-2217

1. The Parties

Complainant is Sodexo, France, represented by Areopage, France.

Respondent is Domain Administrator, Fundacion Privacy Services LTD, Panama.

2. The Domain Name and Registrar

The disputed domain name [sodeomyway.com] (the “Domain Name”) is registered with Media Elite Holdings Limited dba Register Matrix (the “Registrar”).

3. Procedural History

The Complaint was filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (the “Center”) on August 24, 2020. On August 24, 2020, the Center transmitted by email to the Registrar a request for registrar verification in connection with the Domain Name. On August 25, 2020, the Registrar transmitted by email to the Center its verification response confirming that 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 Respondent of the Complaint, and the proceedings commenced on August 26, 2020. In accordance with the Rules, paragraph 5, the due date for Response was September 15, 2020. Respondent did not submit any response. Accordingly, the Center notified Respondent’s default on September 16, 2020.

The Center appointed Clive L. Elliott, Q.C., as the sole panelist in this matter on September 24, 2020. 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

Complainant is a French company, originally called Sodexho Alliance, and founded in 1966. It specializes in foodservices and facilities management, with approximately 470,000 employees across 67 countries.

From 1966 to 2008, Complainant promoted its business under the SODEXHO trade mark and name. In 2008, Complainant simplified the spelling of its mark and name to SODEXO and changed its logo from

to

Complainant owns numerous domain names corresponding to and/or containing Sodexo or Sodexho. The Sodexo group promotes its activities under several domain names, including: [sodexo.com], [uk.sodexo.com], [sodexoprestige.co.uk]...

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