Friday, April 28, 2017

#334 - midea.ca - TRANSFER GRANTED

The Complainant owns several MIDEA trademarks registered in Canada. Despite the Registrant's request to file a late response (albeit after the deadline), the panel refused to do so citing paragraphs 5.4 or 5.6 of the Rules.  Despite relying on the UDRP, the Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith because the registered mark had been well known and used for many years in Canada and was well known.  The Panel did not infer bad faith based on the evidence that the Registrant was inviting offers for purchase of the Domain Name.

You can read the decision here.

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