Thursday, November 27, 2014


The Complainant, The Toronto-Dominion Bank is the second largest bank in Canada and owner of the TD trade-mark.  The Panel found that the Domain Name was confusingly similar to the TD mark, in part because the words mobile banking are descriptive and reinforce the likelihood of confusion.  The Panel found the Domain was registered in bad faith, because the web site prominently displayed the following text: “Would you like to buy this domain?” and large letters below: “ON SALE”.  The Panel inferred that it would be hard to imagine the sale transfer price would be lower than the relatively small registration fees.

You can read the decision here

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


The Complainant is the owner of the ASURION trade-mark, and provides mobile protection insurance through mobile phone carriers.  The Domain Name is not a currently active web site. The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith, amongst other things, because the Registrant owned hundreds of domain names, at least 15 of which contained popular trade-marks previously registered by other parties.

You can read the decision here

Monday, November 10, 2014


The Complainant, Pirelli & C.S.p.a., the owner of the popular PIRELLI trade-marks registered for use in association with tires, amongst other goods and services. The Registrant registered the Disputed Domain Names in October, 2013 long after the Complainant’s successful business was founded (in 1872). 

The Panel found that the Respondent had no legitimate interest in the Domain Names (,,, and which were being used as pay-per-click sites and all contained the PIRELLI trade-mark in its entirety along with other descriptive terms such as tires (and other language equivalents of tires). The Panel also found the Domain Names were registered in bad faith because the Registrant ought to have had actual and constructive knowledge of the PIRELLI trade-marks.

You can read the full decision here.