Thursday, April 10, 2014 - TRANSFER GRANTED

The Complainant established its case and the Panel transferred the Domain Names to the Complainant. 

The complainant, the Canadian Hockey Association (“CHA”), is the owner of both Canadian official marks and a US trade-mark registration for HOCKEY CANADA

Interestingly, and because this Asian-based web site selling counterfeit merchandise provided fake WHOIS information belonging to a Registrant in the United States, the Panel disregarded CHA’s Canadian official marks, and rightfully held that its US trade-mark registration was sufficient to establish rights.  

The Complainant argued that the goods for sale on the disputed domain were counterfeit, which the panel found was sufficient to establish bad faith. 

You can read the decision here

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