Guccio Gucci founded the Italian fashion and leather goods label Gucci in Florence in 1921. Since then, it has become a very fashionable and profitable brand throughout the world. The brand holds many registrations for the trademark GUCCI throughout the world. It was not pleased to find out that someone had registered multiple domain names that included the word “gucci” including guccicollections.com, myguccistore.com, yesguccigifts.com, guccigiftshop.com and guccigiftstore.com. Those domain names, in particular, appear to be for commercial gain.
A reasonable person might be misled into believing that these sites are actually associated with Gucci. Other domains owned by Respondent Zhou Guodong that included the term “gucci” in the URL were either parked or contained blank pages. Even “passive holding” of the domain names (i.e. parking the site) may be found to be bad faith in a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) hearing if it is shown that,
It is easy to write-in “yes” for all 5 elements in the instant Gucci case. All of the domain names had to be transfered to Gucci, and louisvuittongucci.com had to be cancelled.