Thursday, January 23, 2020

#412 -

The Complainant owns the KOODO trademark, registered for use in association with wireless telecommunication services. The Registrant operates a website that offers to help save money on cellphone bills, and displays the Complainant's trademarks.  The Registrant allegedly offers "black market" cell phone plans where third parties switch users' cell phone plans to Canadian provinces with less expensive rates.  

The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith because it was a deliberate attempt by the Registrant to create a first impression for visitors to the site that the Complainant authorized the use of its trademark. 

You can read the decision here

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