Thursday, May 16, 2013

#229 - calgarystampede.ca - TRANSFER GRANTED



The Complainant established its case and the Panel transferred the domain name to the Complainant.

The Complainant is The Calgary Exhibition & Stampede Limited, which operates one of Canada’s largest and most famous events - the Calgary Stampede, an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival. The Complainant has owned the Calgary Stampede trade mark in Canada since as early as 1987. The Registrant is named Gordon Squires and he registered the disputed Domain Name on November 8, 2000. The Domain Name resolved to a web site for a local bar in Calgary, Alberta which had no affiliation with the Complainant, but is viewed by the Complainant as one of its competitors. The panel found that the Registrant registered the Domain Name in bad faith, because not only did it disrupt the business of the complainant but it intentionally diverted and confused internet users by selling goods and services that competed with the Complainant’s own bars and other venues. 

You can read the decision here

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