Domain Name Dispute

  The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBOS) -The Complainant

Submitted

A Complaint against natwestfraud.com (The Respondent)

Before

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION - WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva, Switzerland

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc v natwestfraud.com and Umang Malhotra

(Case No. D2001-0212) 

WIPO's three member Panel decided unanimously that the Complaint be denied and no order of transfer of domain name <natwestfraud.com> be made.

The decision was made on 18 June 2001 and transmitted to parties by email on 28 June 2001. Details of this case is on WIPO website at http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/decisions/html/2001/d2001-0212.html

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Note: RBOS filed a case against natwestfraud.com in Los Angles Court, California. The proceeding was dismissed without prejudice in October 2000. WIPO rules were formulated about domain name disputes in October 1999 while <natwestfraud.com> has been on-line since August 1999 with a few interruptions.

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