Tuesday, May 28, 2019

#390 - homedepotprint.ca - TRANSFER GRANTED

The Complainant owns the family of HOME DEPOT trademarks, and is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer.  The Complainant entered Canada in 1994.

The Domain Name was being used by the Registrant to offer on-demand print services of others, including vistaprint.com, captainprint.com and autalcard.ca, and other times reverts to a web page listing the Domain Name for sale. Additionally, the Registrant owns over 1,500 Domain Names, many of which contain trademarks belonging to third parties.

The Panel concluded that the Registrant is taking advantage of the fame of the Complainant's trademarks, and the Complainant has no control over the use of the Domain Name, which interferes with its business, internet traffic, reputation and customer relations.

You can read the decision here

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