Thursday, February 9, 2012

CDRP SUMMARY #179 - Ontario Power Authority v. The Urban Environment (Toronto) c.o.b.a. GreenSaver

The Urban Environment (Toronto) c.o.b.a. GreenSaver did not respond to the Complaint, despite its counsel extending the deadline to file its response. In May, 2011, The Complainant began promoting a new low-income conservation and demand management program using the HOME ASSISTANCE Official Mark and the HOME ASSISTANCE PROGRAM trade-mark. In August, 2011, the Complainant hosted a live seminar promoting these services. On August 18, 2011, the Registrant (in attendance at the seminar) then registered the Domain Name (six days later). The Registrant’s website was being used for its own commercial gain (in bad faith), and directing the public that may be eligible for the HOME ASSISTANCE PROGRAM away from the Complainant and its licensees.

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