Godrej Nature’s Basket is the retail venture of Godrej Group and is today India’s foremost retail destination for fine foods from across the world. Started in 2005 as a single fresh food store, have today a 32-store chain of premium stores located at high street locations in Mumbai, Delhi/NCR, Pune, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
It operates under the Domain Name www.naturesbasket.co.in, which was registered in 2005, while some one registered www.naturesbasket.in in August 2012, which has current whois as follows:
While Godrej had applied for Trademark under class 43 in year 2011 only in respect of the said mark, which is not registered yet, current status appears as follows:
But the Domain Registrant being a Mumbai resident where one of the first few retail outlet was opened by Godrej cannot be presumed to be ignorant, more so ever when no legitimate use of the website is being made. And the Domain will, in any case, be ordered to be transferred to Godrej. And costs can also be imposed depending upon the reliefs claimed by the Complainant Company, Godrej.
The Domain has been ordered to be transferred to the Complainant without any orders as to costs. The respondent did not reply…
INDRP decision is available for view at: https://registry.in/system/files/naturesbasketin.pdf