WIPO panel determined UK company filed domain name dispute in bad faith.
UK company Optilead Ltd has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Optilead.com.
Optilead Ltd uses the domain name Optilead.co.uk for its shopping cart abandonment services. According the the World Intellectual Property Organization decision, Optilead.com was registered about 9 years before Optilead Ltd shows any trademark rights in the term Optilead.
As such, panelist Alistair Payne found that the French owner of the domain name had not registered the domain in bad faith.
Optilead Ltd had negotiated to purchase the domain name and apparently filed this UDRP as a way to “force the position” of the respondent, Alistair ruled. Alistair described why this case was brought in bad faith: Click here to continue reading…