Tuesday, March 22, 2016

#308 - magnacanada.ca - TRANSFER GRANTED

The Complainant, Magna International Inc. is a global automotive component supplier providing automotive content including seating systems, for virtually every automotive manufacturer of every major brand in the world. Complainant’s sales in 2014 were in excess of 36 billion dollars. The Complainant owns numerous trademarks, including MAGNA, registered in Canada more than 30 years before the Registrant registered its Domain Name, magnacanada.ca.

Despite the Complainant’s attempt to reach out to the Registrant through the CIRA message delivery form, its request to cease the unauthorized use of the Domain Name was ignored by the Registrant. The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith because the Domain Name was being used to deceive prospective employees interested in employment at Magna by providing misinformation, and inaccurate statements of Magna’s Employee Charter.

You can read the decision here.