Monday, May 7, 2012

CDRP Summary #188 - Oakley, Inc. v. Zhou Yayang (Transfer granted)

The registrant (Zhou Yayang) did not respond to the Complaint. Oakley, Inc. is well known throughout the world based on its association with high-performance sunglasses, prescription lenses and frames, and other merchandise. Since at least 1979, the OAKLEY trade-mark has been used in Canada. The Registrant registered the Domain Name ( in December, 2011. The 'confusingly similar' analysis will assist rights-holders given that the panelist found the addition of the words "discount", "sunglasses" and "sale" did not distinguish the Domain Name from the OAKLEY trade-mark. Furthermore, the screenshots of the website show the registrant is using the website to advertise numerous varieties of sunglasses for sale which is clearly confusing. 

You can read the full decision here.

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