Friday, September 15, 2017

#342 - KOODOTEL.CA - transfer granted

The Complainants, Telus Corporation and Indeed Canada Corp., own the KOODO trademark (registered since April 2014) and offer telecommunication services including postpaid and prepaid wireless voice and data services, respectively. 

The Registrant registered its Domain Name in May 2017 and offer "black market" mobile phone plans to its customers (where third parties switch users phone plans to provinces in which less expensive rates are available). 

Although there was a small disclaimer on the website, the Panel found it was clearly intended to be overlooked (bad faith), and concluded that there was no evidence of any personal or business interest in the Domain Name (no legitimate interest). 

You can read the decision here

Friday, September 1, 2017


The Complainant provides the world's largest job's website, and owns the registered INDEED trademark in Canada.  In addition to creating a website that was very similar to the Complainant's (using the Complainant's marks), the Registrant was involved in a vicious phishing scheme to obtain personal information from the Complainant's customers.

The Registrant did not respond  to the Complainant's cease and desist letter. The Panel found bad faith as a result of the similarity in the Restraint's website (in comparison to the Complainant's site), and the fact that the Registrant was seeking contact details and a "utility bill, tax document or business document" from the visitors to the Domain Name.

You can read the decision here.


The Complainant registered its CHEAPOAIR trademark in Canada in 2011.  The Registrant added an "s" to the mark, and registered the Domain Name on January 18, 2016. The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith because the Registrant directed users to a competitor's website.  Additionally, the after receiving a cease and desist letter, the Complainant parked the page (offering it for sale), and never responded to the Complainant's offer to reimburse the reasonable costs associated with the registration and transfer of the Domain Name to the Complainant.

You can read the decision here.