Thursday, August 17, 2017


The Complainant, Record Storage & Retrieval Services Inc. established common law use of the RSRS mark in Canada by providing magazine advertisements published in the Ontario Medical Review in 2009, before the Registrant registered the Domain.  The Complainant specialize in document management. 

The Domain Name forwards users to the Docudavit website, a direct competitor of the Complainant. The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith because the Complainant failed to renew its domain name and the Registrant pounced on this opportunity to financially benefit.  However, the Registrant's attempts to sell the Domain Name to the Complainant for between $7,500.00 - $10,000.00 (an estimate he believed was half the amount of litigating this dispute) completely failed.

You can read the decision here.