Geneva
22 September 2017
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Pierre Hardy wins back infringing domains


Fashion designer Pierre Hardy has recovered six infringing domains in a World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre dispute.

Sole panellist Francine Tan found the six domains, which each incorporated either the Pierre Hardy trademark or a misspelled version, Pierre Hardye, along with the generic terms ‘cheap’, ‘sale’, ‘store’ and ‘outlet’, were infringing.

The domains all resolve to websites offering the sale of products bearing the Pierre Hardy trademark.

Tan said this constituted a bad-faith registration, used to confuse and attract users to the infringing domains for commercial gain.

She added that the original registrant lacked any rights or legitimate interests in the disputed domain names and deliberately created a “misleading impression of association with [Pierre Hardy], when in fact there is no affiliation between the parties”.

“Its offering of allegedly counterfeit goods via the disputed domain names does not give rise to any rights or legitimate interests in the disputed domain names.”

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