Wednesday, June 5, 2013

#231 -, and - TRANSFER GRANTED

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

The registrant (DS1 Design) did not respond to the Complaint. General Motors LLC is a well-known automotive manufacturing company.  The Complainant owns hundreds of BUICK, CHEVROLET and CADILLAC trade-marks.  The earliest of the BUICK, CHEVROLET and CADILLAC trade-marks were registered in Canada in 1926, 1941 and 1926, respectively.  The Domain Names were confusingly similar because the addition of the words ‘certified’ and ‘service’ are likely to be associated with motor vehicles and do not distinguish the Domain Names from the Complainant’s trade-marks. The Panelist found that the multiple Domain Names were registered in bad faith because the three registrations constituted a pattern of abusive registrations.  

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