Thursday, February 20, 2020


The Complainant owns the SAP trademark, registered for use in association with data media and materials for computer software, among other goods, registered in Canada nearly 20 years prior to the Domain Name registration in October, 2019.  The Complainant provided evidence relating to the use of the Domain Name in an attempt to defraud Shell Canada Limited by impersonating an employee of the Complainant, without permission.

The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith, and noted that the forwarding of the Domain Name to the Complainant's legitimate website creates the false impression that an email originating from the Registrant's Domain is in some way associated with the Complainant, which may confuse vendors (despite not misleading Shell Canada, a sophisticated entity).

You can read the decision here.

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