Monday, April 14, 2014


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 (  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.

You can read the decision here

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