Tuesday, October 30, 2018

#375 - c2cjournal.ca - TRANSFER GRANTED

The Complainant owns the unregistered trademark, 'c2c Journal' which has been publishing online since 2006 - a tongue-in-cheek play on "Sea to Sea".  The Complainant alleges the Domain was transferred in September of 2017 by an individual employee/contractor of the Complainant to a separate account with the same Registrar.  Although the Domain is still technically owned by the Complainant, it alleges it has lost control over the Domain, and the Registrant has authority to terminate the domain or point it to a different website.

The Panel found that the transfer was made in bad faith because there was great confusion after the Domain was taken out of the Complainant's control, the Registrant obviously knew of the Complainant's rights in the Mark, and the Registrant failed to respond to the allegations.

You can read the decision here.

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