The Gap Inc. v. G.A.P Adventures Inc.

The Gap Inc. v. G.A.P Adventures Inc.

NAF (2012)

Fitzpatrick attorneys Pasquale A. Razzano, Timothy J. Kelly and Joanna Garelick Goldstein prevailed in an arbitration on behalf of Fitzpatrick client, G Adventures (formerly G.A.P Adventures), in a domain name dispute before the National Arbitration Forum. Under the guise of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, Complainant Gap Inc. sought an order that would have required our client to transfer its longstanding gapadventures.com domain name to the Complainant. The Arbitrators dismissed the Complaint with prejudice, agreeing with G Adventures that the NAF was not the appropriate forum for the resolution of the parties’ dispute. Rather, the Arbitrators concluded, the domain name ownership issue should have been raised in previously-filed, and long-running federal and international trademark litigations that were addressing the broader trademark and business disputes between the same parties.