Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Fluour Corporation is the Complainant.  In 1977, American Equipment Company, Inc. was acquired by the Complainant, and is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of the Complainant.  American Equipment Company, Inc. obtained the AMECO trademark in 2000.  The Respondent asserts the position that the Complainant is a United States company without  a Canadian trademark, and therefore is ineligible to hold  a .ca domain name. 

The Complainant asserted that it was satisfied the Canadian presence requirements as a result of the "ownership" of the AMECO trademark. However, the Panel found that the Complainant did not own the trademark, and therefore dismissed the complaint without prejudice to the actual owner (American Equipment Company, Inc.) from seeking relief in the future.

You can read the decision here.

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