Monday, June 1, 2015


The Domain Name at issue is Thule is a Swedish manufacturer of carriers, racks and cases for transportation. The Registrant, Liang Yingjie is an individual residing in Mississauga, Ontario, who did not respond to the complaint. 
The disputed Domain Name was registered on August 21, 2014 without the Complainant's knowledge or permission. Thule registered its trademark in 1981. The complainant registered its domain name in 1998 and owns 247 "Thule"-related domain names worldwide.
The panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith as evidenced by the pay per-click links to third party websites present on the site which disrupted the business of the Complainant for the purposes of financial gain (as well as the banner indicating that the site was for sale).

You can read the decision here.

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