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The Complainant made its further submission on January 19, 2007. Factual Background The name Shangri-La was created by the author James Hilton in the legendary novel “Lost Horizon”, published in 1933.
The Respondent made its further submission on January 27, 2007, one day late. Complainant and its predecessors-in-interest have used the name Shangri-La for hotel and restaurant services since 1971, when the first Shangri-La hotel was established in Singapore.
For example, in 1998, the Cond Nast Traveler Top 100 Readers’ Choice Awards rated Complainant’s hotels in Hong Kong and Bangkok 11 equal (in each case immediately above a Four Seasons hotel) and rated 5 of Complainant’s hotels in the top 20 Pacific Rim hotels.
Also in 1998, Complainant’s Pacific Palisades Hotel in Vancouver was awarded a ‘Bronze Quality Award’ by The Quality Council of British Columbia, Canada, Respondent’s home province.
0555 of 1991), 32 (No.0554 of 1991) and 33 (No.0553 of 1991).
Hong Kong trademark SHANGRI-LA registered March 2, 1992 for various services in classes 39 (No.02397 of 1994), 41 (No.02727 of 1993) and 42 (No.00061 of 1999).
Complainant now operates more than 30 deluxe hotels under the name Shangri-La in Asia, Australasia and the Middle East, 26 of which opened before the disputed domain name was registered by Respondent on May 9, 2000.
Since 1989, Complainant’s hotels have won numerous awards and have been extensively promoted by Complainant and reported upon by the travel press.
On October 17, 2006, Moniker Online Services, LLC transmitted by email to the Center its verification response confirming that the Respondent is listed as the registrant and providing the contact details for the administrative, billing, and technical contact.01749A-B of 2000); for laundry services in Class 37 as of March 2, 1992 (No.02396A-B of 1994) and for various services in Class 39 as of May 15, 1992 (No. Singapore trademark SHANGRI-LA registered on May 10, 1990, for goods in Classes 28 (No.3302/90), 30 (No.3303/90), 32 (No.3304/90) and 33 (No.3305/90) and for hotel-related services in Class 42 on March 1, 2001 (No. United States service mark SHANGRI-LA (No.1576957) registered on January9,1990, by a California company called Indus Investments, Inc.Complainant and its related companies have since registered over 90 additional domain names incorporating the SHANGRI-LA mark.Since the disputed domain name was registered in 2000 it has been used by Respondent to provide paid search results relating to the term “Shangri La”.