Monday, March 25, 2019


The Complainant owns the KEYSTONE trademark, registered in Canada in association with valves, since May 24, 1991. The Registrant did not respond to the Complaint. 

The Registrant is a competitor of the Complainant’s, selling a variety of branded valves, including the Registrant’s house brand (and KEYSTONE, HOMESTEAD AND CASHCO brands). 

The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith, in part because the Registrant was attempting to pass itself off as the Complainant by including the text “KEYSTONE VALVES, a division of Valvelite Incorporated” on its homepage. 

You can read the decision here.