The Complainant, Compagnie Generale des Establissements Michelin, is one of the world’s largest tire manufacturers. The Registrant is Jason Hughes, and he did not respond to the Complaint. The Complainant had worldwide revenue in 2012 over 30 billion CAD.
The Domain Name, cheapmichelintires.ca, is currently being used to forward customers to getcheapparts.ca containing goods, including Michelin tires and products from competitors. The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith because the Registrant would be motivated by commercial gain and use the MICHELIN trademark to attract users to its site.
You can read the decision here.
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