Wednesday, June 25, 2014


The Complainant is Ontario’s largest independent deck design, supplier and builder with showrooms in Toronto, Oakville, Oshawa and Milton.  The Complainant’s trade name is The Deck Store Inc., has been using the web site, and asserts common law trade-mark rights in THE DECK STORE. The Registrant registered the Domain Name on June 1, 2013.  The Registrant is a former supplier of the Complainant, owns several hundred domain names including several with ‘deckstore’ in its name, and is owed several thousands of dollars by the Complainant in unpaid bills.

The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith, amongst other things, because of the cybersquatting elements associated with this registration – especially given that the Registrant indicated it would be willing to transfer the domain once the Complainant pays its unpaid bills.

You can read the decision here.

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