Thursday, August 13, 2020


The Complainant manufactures and distributes jelly beans using the highly popular JELLY BELLY trademark.  The Registrant's email address ends in, and the Domain is forwarding to the website (which offers for sale candy, including the Complainant's JELLY BELLY candy).  The Registrant wrote an email advising that he has been offered as much as "$30,000.00 - $50,000.00 for .com and .ca Domain Names, but ignored a cease and desist letter later delivered to him by the Complainant. 

The Panel found that the Domain Name was registered in bad faith due to the addition of the 's' to the Complainant's trademark, which could not have been a coincidence. Further, the Panel found this was a deliberate attempt to trade off the Complainant's notoriety for commercial gain. 

You can read the decision here

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