Monday, February 8, 2016
#305 - hairfinity.ca - TRANSFER GRANTED
The Domain name at issue is hairfinity.ca. The Complainant owns the HAIRFINITY trademark registered for use in association with vitamin supplements.
The disputed Domain Name was registered on April 7, 2015, two weeks before the HAIRFINITY trademark was registered with CIPO. However, the Complainant has used the HAIRFINITY trademark in Canada since as early as January, 2008. The Complainant has a large online presence, including through its hairfinity.com domain name, Instagram and Facebook.
The panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith as evidenced by the pay per-click links to third party websites including Indigo, a popular bookstore that also sells personal care and body care products. Additionally, the Registrant had previously been involved in 3 UDRP cases proceedings, all of which found the Registrant had used third party trademarks in bad faith.
You can read the decision here.