Thursday, January 31, 2019


The Complainant, Penske Truck Leasing Co., states that it’s licensed to use the PENSKE family of trademarks, owned by its “affiliate companies”. However, the Complaint was dismissed, because the trademarks are owned by Penske System, Inc., and therefore the Complainant is not an eligible complainant because it did not assert any other arguments as to eligibility.

You can read the decision here.

Friday, January 11, 2019


The Complainant is one of Canada's largest light and medium oil producers in Alberta, and has used its CRESCENT POINT family of trademarks since 2002.  The Registrant allegedly injured himself in the past while working for a third party contractor on one of the Complainant's well sites.  The Domain Name (including a .co domain which was later transferred to the Complainant) was registered by the Registrant, likely to express his grievances to the Complainant. Additionally, the Registrant registered several domain names belonging to public Canadian oil and gas companies, including, and

The Registrant did not respond to the Complaint, and the Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith, in part, because the Panel accepted the Complainant's allegation that the Registrant admitted he registered the Domain Name following the alleged injury he suffered (expressed during a telephone call to the Complainant).

You can read the decision here.