Thursday, February 20, 2020

#419 - et. al - TRANSFER GRANTED

The Complainant is a leading online global travel search site specializing in offering comparisons for consumers of inexpensive flight prices, and owns the registered trademark SKYSCANNER in Canada since 2011.

The Registrant registered numerous 'typo-squatting' Domain Names infringing on the Complainant's trademark rights, and some of the sites direct users to links associated with the Complainant's competitors, while others were inactive.

The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith, and agreed with the Complainant's submission that it would be a significant burden to have to continuously review the Registrants Domain Names and intervene when they *started* linking to third party competitors. This is another CDRP decision confirming that the passive use of a Domain Name satisfies paragraph 3.4(c) of the CDRP Policy. 

You can read the decision here.

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