By Elsie Moore,2014-08-04 16:49
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    WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center


    Imperial Chemical Industries, PLC v. Oxford University

    Case No. D2001-0292

    1. The Parties

    The Complainant is Imperial Chemical Industries, PLC (“ICI”), a company organised and existing under the laws of England and Wales, with its registered office located at Imperial Chemical House, Millbank, London SW1 3JS, United Kingdom. It is represented by Mr. Andrew Lykiardopoulos of Bristows, London, United Kingdom.

    The Respondent is “Oxford University,” whose address is given as Topbanana, Piggabeen, 2486, New South Wales, Australia.

    2. The Domain Names and Registrar

The domain names at issue are:






    The domain name was registered on December 7, 2000, in the name of OXFORDUNI. The domain names , , and were registered on February 8, 2001, in the name of “Oxford -sites for sale :-)”.

    The Registrar with which all the disputed domain names are registered is Melbourne IT of Level 2, 120 King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia.

    3. Procedural History

    On February 28, 2001, a Complaint was received by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (“WIPO Center”) for decision in accordance with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“the Policy”), adopted by the Internet

    Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) on August 26, 1999. This Complaint was in respect of the domain name .

    On March 7, 2001, the WIPO Center received an amended Complaint from the Complainant disputing the following domain names:





    On March 8, 2001, the Registrar responded to a request for Verification of the domain names , , and confirming details of the Respondent, that the Policy applied to the domain names and that the current status of the names was “licensed.” This confirmed that the domain names were still in active status.

    On March 12, 2001, the WIPO Center received confirmation from the Representative of the Complainant that the domain names at issue in this case are:





and do not include the letters “www”.