Thursday, July 19, 2012

#193 - CDRP Summary - (Transfer granted)

The Complainant established its case and the panelist therefore directed the transfer of to the Complainant. 

The registrant (Jason Abbott) did not respond to the Complaint. LEGO Juris A/S (“LEGO”) in an extremely well-known maker of toy building block sets.  The LEGO trade-mark was registered in Canada in 1957.  The Registrant’s Domain Name is currently being used as a “pay-per-click” site. The Panelist found the addition of the generic word “furniture” to the Domain Name did not alleviate confusion due to the “world famous” LEGO trade-mark. Given the clear (or at least constructive) notice of the existence of the LEGO mark prior to registering the Domain Name, the panelist found that the logical inference is that the domain name was registered to capitalize on LEGO’s goodwill. 

Read the decision here

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