Domain name legotaxi.com has been transferred to the LEGO Group after being registered by an individual.
The LEGO Group has recovered an Internet domain name that infringed on the company’s intellectual property. legotaxi.com was registered by Ng Chee Kae of Malaysia, but the World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Centre ruled that it should be transferred to the LEGO Group, reports IP Pro.
Ng Chee Kae intended to run a taxi service between Singapore and LEGOLAND Malaysia. He did not contest the case, and did not respond to cease and desist letters sent by the LEGO Group. The World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Centre adjudicated that the domain had been registered in bad faith as the LEGO logo was used for the intention of commercial gain.
If the construction toy business runs into trouble, the LEGO Group now has the option of switching business models and going for a taxi service instead using the new domain name. A full size LEGO taxi is not currently available, but miniature ones are included in 21035 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.