Monday, April 14, 2014


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

The Complainant, Canadian Employers Council/ Conseil Canadian des Employeurs is the ‘voice’ of Canadian businesses on international labour issues. It uses the trade name ‘Canadian Employers Council’ (in English) and the ‘Conseil Canadian Des Employeurs’ (in French)”; and it “also commonly uses and is referred to under the abbreviated trade names ‘CEC’ or ‘CCE’”.  The Complainant inadvertently let its Domain Name (subject matter of this Complaint) lapse on August 15, 2013.  The Registrant’s web site contains the identical home page to that which previously appeared. The Panel held that the uniqueness of the domain name combined with the Complainant’s use over a long period of time was sufficient to establish bad faith.

You can read the decision here.           

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