The Complainant established its case and the Panelists transferred the domain name to the Complainant.
The Complainant, Docusign Inc., provides cloud-based signature technology. In September, 2013, the Complainant learned that J2 Global Communications owned the disputed Domain Name (docusign.ca). Despite the Complainant entering into an agreement to acquire the Domain Name, the Registrant, E-Signature Inc. asserted ownership. Negotiations with E-Signature to acquire the Domain Name failed. The Panel notes that DocuSign was registered in Canada in May 2008. The Registrant is a competitor of the Complainant and the Panel further noted that the Domain Name had no activity until the failed negotiations. The Panel further held that the Domain Name could have a confusingly and negative public image impact/confusion about affiliation or sponsorship with the Complainant.
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