Tuesday, February 26, 2013

#223 - greypower.ca - TRANSFER GRANTED

The Registrant registered the Domain Name on February 1, 2001. The Complainant, Intact Financial Corporation, is Canada’s largest insurance organization, and owns several well-known brands, including Grey Power, and registered its trademark in 1997. The Complainant received no response from the Registrant. The Panelist found that since the Complainant’s trademark was known and well established, an objective bystander would naturally assume the Domain Name was invoking the Complainant’s Mark, and therefore confusingly similar. The Complainant submitted that the Registrant displayed a pattern of registrations in order to prevent a rightful trademark owner from registering their Domain Names, and provided 14 examples of registering the same Domain as previously registered trade-marks, which was accepted by the Panelist as proving the bad faith of the Registrant. 

You can read the decision here

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