Friday, October 6, 2017


The Complainant, Jiangyin Dexin Auto Parts (Chair) Co., Ltd. owns the dxracer (with Chinese characters above it) trademark (registered since April 2014 and used since 2010 in Canada) in association with office chairs and premium gaming chairs. 

The Registrant registered its Domain Name in 2012 and operated a web site allegedly offering for sale competitor’s products (and Complainant’s products). Following delivery of a cease and desist letter, the Registrant took down the web site. 

The Panel found bad faith and was persuaded by the content on the web site, which included a review from an upset customer that was not only deceived into believing there was a relationship between the Complainant and the Registrant, but also stated that he was defrauded by the web site owner when he paid for products and received nothing in return. 

You can read the decision here.

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